Conmebol invites bids for 2019 Copa America new commercial agency partner

Conmebol invites bids for 2019 Copa America new commercial agency partner - InsideSport

Conmebol, the governing body for association football in South America, has announced a tender process to secure a new commercial agency partner for 2019 Copa America to be held in Brazil from 14 June to 7 July.

The contract will include the marketing of broadcast, sponsorship and other commercial rights for the 46th edition of the tournament scheduled for next year.

The tender is being overseen by multinational professional services firm Ernst & Young and costs $10,000 (€8,177) to access. Interested parties can send their queries about the tender process between February 26 to March 2.

The responses to the tender accepted through to March 7. The offers can be submitted by March 13 at Conmebol’s headquarters in Luque, Paraguay.

Conmebol is seeking a new partner after terminating its contract with Datisa for the marketing of broadcast and sponsorship rights to the 2019 and 2023 editions of the Copa América.

The contract, signed in 2013, was terminated by Conmebol after the three main shareholders in Datisa were among others indicted by the US federal agencies in May 2015 for bribery and corruption charges.

Alejandro Burzaco, Hugo Jinkis and his son Mariano Jinkis, all Argentine citizens, had allegedly conspired to win and retain lucrative media rights contracts from regional football federations through the payment of up to $110m in bribes, US Indictment had said earlier.

The decision came after Concacaf, the governing body of football in the Caribbean, North America and Central America, in October 2015 followed Conmebol in ending its commercial rights partnership with Datisa in relation to the Copa América Centenario, which was held in the United States in 2016.