In September 2016, the World Flying Disc Federation announced an RFP (which is more of an Invitation to/for Bid since only select companies were asked to bid) seeking a disc supplier for 8 WFDF events in 2017 and 2018.
Three other disc companies were invited to bid - Daredevil (Canada), X-COM (China) and Yikun (China). The notice about the RFP was posted on September 27 with the deadline being October 6, 2016. Ten days (8 business days) is not necessarily a long time for a company to properly prepare a detailed bid. Discraft won the previous (2015-2016) WFDF disc contract.
Discraft also owns 5 of the 8 approved "Championship" disc molds; they are: Discraft UltraStar: Westland Mold (Hot Stamp & Supercolor Center); Web Mold (Hot Stamp & Supercolor Center); and Discraft UltraStar, Web Mold II (Hot Stamp). The other companies invited to bid each have one approved mold; Daredevil: Gamedisc (Hot Stamp), X-COM: Ultimate Standard (Hot Stamp), and Yikun: UltiPro (Hot Stamp).
WFDF Ultimate Championship Events (2017-2018)
All African Ultimate Club Championships
World Championships of Beach Ultimate
Asia-Oceanic Ultimate & Guts Club Championships
Pan American Ultimate Club Championships
World Under-24 Ultimate Championships
World Ultimate Club Championships
World Masters Ultimate Club Championships
World Junior Ultimate Championships
WFDF's decision is expected by early December 2016.