Climbing Escalade Canada Launches Request For Proposal For Domestic Apparel Partner

Jul 3, 2024

Climbing Escalade Canada (CEC) launches a Request for Proposal (RFP) today in order to acquire bids for an Official Domestic Apparel Partner. We are seeking a Partner for a term of four years starting with the 2024-2025 Competition Season.

The purpose of this RFP is to identify and select one Domestic Apparel Partner for the opportunity to create a visual branding for each competition season, and improve the athletes and the community’s experience at events. CEC’s goal is to work with a Partner that is prepared to significantly invest in and support the sport of climbing in Canada, as the organization enters a pivotal period for the growth and advancement of the sport in the lead-up to the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Our partnership with Arc’Teryx is exclusive to the High Performance Program (HPP). Therefore, the HPP is not included in this RFP.

Please consult the detailed RFP here.

The key dates for this Request for Proposal are listed below:

  • Issue Date: RFP posted online & sent to selected group of vendors to bid: July 3, 2024
  • Proponent’s Deadline for Questions: July 23, 2024 at 5:00 pm EST
  • Proposal Submission Deadline: July 31, 2024 at 5:00 pm EST

CEC will provide a competitive, fair and open bidding process for all candidates and provide evaluation criteria for which they will be judged upon. Some of the criteria that will be assessed:

  • Proponent Profile and Experience
  • Product Value and Pricing
  • Financial Investment / Sponsorship Rights Fee
  • General Marketing and Climbing Community Support

Your proposal MUST be submitted via email to Christiane Marceau, Executive Director, at

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