MDJS International Call For Tenders

Morocco extends deadline to submit bids to operate lottery, sports betting until May 31

Younes El Mechrafi, MDJS' CEO.
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The Marocaine des Jeux et des Sports (MDJS) announced the publication of a corrective procurement notice in the context of the International Call for Tenders to appoint a new operator for the overall management and operation of its lottery, sports betting and other games activities. 

The deadline for submission of bids has been corrected and set for May 31, 2022 before 10 a.m., instead of the original April 4, 2022. The commencement date of the operations is rescheduled for January 1, 2024 instead of January 1, 2023.

This extension was described as “in line with the MDJS’ constant willingness to establish a trustworthy and sustainable partnership with the global community of operators and technology providers”. 

This Call for Tenders is for a first batch of fixed odds sports betting and mutual betting, including betting on virtual competitions, with the exception of betting on horse and greyhound racing. As for the second lot, it concerns lotteries, instant lotteries of a sporting nature, as well as raffles. Tenderers are also free to submit a tender for a single lot or for both lots. They may also be declared successful tenderers of two lots or of a single lot. 

Scheduled for an initial period of eight years, from January 1, 2024, the management contract remains extendable for two additional years under certain conditions.

The new bid opening date is May 31 2022 at 10 a.m. at the headquarters of the MDJS in Casablanca. The documents to be provided must comply with the provisions of the consultation regulations, as indicated in the tender documents.