Quality Programme - Football Technology - FIFA FIFA QUALITY PROGRAMME FOR GOAL-LINE TECHNOLOGY – APPLICATION

  • View
    0

  • Download
    0

Embed Size (px)

Text of Quality Programme - Football Technology - FIFA FIFA QUALITY PROGRAMME FOR GOAL-LINE TECHNOLOGY...

  • Quality Programme for Goal-Line Technology

    Application to become a licensee

  • FIFA QUALITY PROGRAMME FOR GOAL-LINE TECHNOLOGY – APPLICATION TO BECOME A LICENSEE

    On 5 July 2012, the International Football Association Board agreed on the implementation of goal-line technology (GLT) in the Laws of the Game.

    Only goal-line technology installations that have passed the FIFA certification process may be used in official matches (such matches to which the

    Laws of the Game apply). The objective of goal-line technology is not to replace the role of the referee, but to support officials in their decision-

    making. The FIFA Quality Programme for Goal-Line Technology operates with a licensing scheme for providers that are eligible to obtain certification

    for their final installations. In order to qualify as a licensee, an initial set of requirements must be fulfilled for the company and its goal-line-techno-

    logy system to satisfy the quality criteria of the FIFA Quality Programme.

    APPLICATION PROCESS

    STEP 1 SUBMISSION OF REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

    For the first step of your application, please fill in the form on the next pages and submit it, signed by an authorised signatory together with all required documents, to FIFA. All documents must be submit- ted in electronic and print form.

    STEP 2 INTIAL MEETING

    FIFA will then review the documents and contact you to schedule a meeting with you and the FIFA- accredited test institute in Zurich in order to discuss the tests for your goal-line technology system.

    STEP 3 GOAL-LINE TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM TEST

    Please note that the goal-line technology system test phase will normally take around four months. The time schedule and the costs for testing will be defined in a separate agreement between you and the FIFA-accredited test institute. You should also be aware that the IFAB and FIFA has the right to participate in these tests as an observer.

    STEP 4 PRODUCT LIABILITY INSURANCE & CODE OF CONDUCT

    After receiving a successful goal-line technology system test report from the FIFA-accredited test institute, you must provide FIFA with proof of the appropriate product liability insurance for your tested goal-line technology system along with confirmation that you operate in accordance with WFSGI’s code of conduct.

    STEP 5 ISSUE OF STANDARD LICENSING AGREEMENT

    As soon as all of the required documents have been approved by FIFA, FIFA will provide you with a standard goal-line technology licence agreement. We recommend that you arrange a final meeting with FIFA to discuss the licence agreement.

    Please note that FIFA can request further information about the tested goal-line technology system at any time. The submitted information will be

    treated as strictly confidential.

    Page 2 of 6 APPLICATION AS A LICENSEE FOR GOAL-LINE TECHNOLOGY VERSION 2012

  • The FIFA licensing scheme for goal-line technology offers two options to licensees: a non-commercial option containing the authorisation to install

    licensee’s goal-line-technology systems worldwide which can be used in official matches, and a commercial option which additionally provides the

    licensee with certain marketing rights in relation to the FIFA quality programme for goal line technology to communicate its status globally as an official

    FIFA licensee for goal-line technology. Both options are presented by FIFA to the applicant at the initial meeting. An administration fee is payable by all

    licensees which contributes to the expenses incurred for the licensing/certification and registration of goal-line technology systems and installations.

    In addition, where the commercial option is taken, a licence fee will also be due.

    Signature

    I hereby declare that the information attached is correct and would like to submit my application to become a licensee.

    Name of company

    Legal status of company

    Address

    Contact person

    E-mail

    Telephone

    Fax

    Website URL

    FIFA QUALITY PROGRAMME FOR GOAL-LINE TECHNOLOGY – APPLICATION TO BECOME A LICENSEE

    Date Name Signature

    Page 3 of 6 APPLICATION AS A LICENSEE FOR GOAL-LINE TECHNOLOGY VERSION 2012

  • DOCUMENTS TO BE SUPPLIED:

    A) COMPANY PROFILE

    Organisational structure (ownership structure, company directors, management team)

    Contacts and people responsible for technical questions, contracts and general issues

    Last two audited annual statements

    Excerpt from the companies register

    Official statement that no legal action is pending which could lead to bankruptcy

    Evidence that the company is the owner and/or authorised to use all intellectual property rights in the goal-line technology system

    (e.g. patents or trademarks) to be tested

    Evidence that the company is the end producer of the goal-line technology system

    Confirmation that the company has a quality management system in place and is certified to ISO 9001:2008.

    This certificate or confirmation that certification is in progress should be available

    B) GOAL-LINE TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM

    Estimated cost of GLT system installation (excluding travel costs)

    Details of production plants of the final system (name, location, size, capacity of production etc.)

    List of third parties involved in the production process (contractual relationship)

    Standard warranty document for the goal-line technology system of at least two (2) years

    Standard logbook for stadium operators to document the history of the GLT installation

    Detailed maintenance guide for the goal-line technology system

    Detailed technical description of the goal-line technology system and all of its components

    Detailed installation plan with specifications and requirements

    Completed questionnaire (see appendix A)

    C) FOLLOWING THE SUCCESSFUL GOAL-LINE TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM TEST

    WFSGI pledge: compliance with the code of conduct of the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (www.WFSGI.org)

    Product liability insurance (detailed information provided by FIFA at the initial meeting)

    As the contract language is English, please ensure that you understand all of the rights and obligations contained in your standard licence agreement.

    Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

    FIFA QUALITY PROGRAMME FOR GOAL-LINE TECHNOLOGY – APPLICATION TO BECOME A LICENSEE

    Page 4 of 6 APPLICATION AS A LICENSEE FOR GOAL-LINE TECHNOLOGY VERSION 2012

  • A) GOAL-LINE TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM

    1) How is the “goal” signal transferred to the display of the referee’s watch?

    How are the signals transferred from the sensors on the field to the central unit?

    How are the signals transferred from the central unit to the referee’s watch?

    2) What measures are in place to ensure and secure the signal transfer?

    3) What measures are in place to detect and correct faults during operation?

    4) Does the system produce an autonomous response, or is operator action necessary?

    5) What are the specifications of the referee’s watch?

    How can the referee check during the game that the watch is working?

    How does the system check that the goal indication has activated all watches?

    6) What events are recorded by the GLT system during operation and how are they stored?

    7) How is the calibration of the GLT system maintained?

    B) OPERATION IN THE STADIUM

    1) How much time is required for a full system installation in a stadium?

    2) What are the requirements for launching the operation of the installed system and keeping it operational during a game?

    3) What are the requirements for correct ball recognition in the event of an exchange of balls?

    4) How can the user check the operating performance (“system check”)?

    Is there a qualitative (e.g. signal strength) and quantitative (e.g. ball distance to goal-line, triggering the goal indication) check?

    How long are the intervals prescribed for the system check?

    Is there a checklist available for the user?

    5) Under what circumstances, whether external or environmental, is a system check by the GLT providers deemed necessary?

    When is recalibration necessary?

    Do you have an emergency service in the event of system failure?

    Is it possible to access the system from a remote computer for diagnostic purposes?

    APPENDIX A QUESTIONNAIRE GOAL-LINE TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM

    Page 5 of 6 APPLICATION AS A LICENSEE FOR GOAL-LINE TECHNOLOGY VERSION 2012

  • Contact: Fédération Internationale de Football Association

    FIFA-Strasse 20 P.O. Box 8044 Zurich Switzerland

    E-Mail: quality@fifa.org Web: www.fifa.com/quality

Recommended

View more >