FRC Kit of Parts Supplier Toolkit

Supplier Documents and Links


2014 Supplier Opportunities Document (updated 2/25/2014)

2014 Recognition Report (online submission)

2014 Recognition Report (PDF)

Supplier Testimonials (NEW!)

Link to IRS Form 8283 & Instructions

Guidelines for 2012 FIRST Championship Book
Recognition Spots

Design Specs for 2012 FIRST Championship Book Recognition Spots

2011 FIRST Championship Book PDF
Note: this is a large file (27 MB).

Supplier Listing on FRC Site

Kit of Parts Website

Supplier Forum

Contact Kate

Contact Collin

What do we need help with?

Product donations (Sensors, motors, etc)

One of the ways in which the FRC is unique is in the Kit of Parts that teams receive at Kickoff. Despite the introduction of FIRST Choice, and the migration of kit materials to the FIRST Choice model, we still value delivering items to teams at the Kickoff. By maintaining a surprise package for teams to open at Kickoff, we’re maintaining one of the core tenets of FIRST – all teams get surprise items in a kit at Kickoff. To get an idea for items we’ve included in the past, please check out the 2013 Kit of Parts Checklist. If you have items you think are appropriate for this application (new technology you want to showcase to all teams, excess inventory, slightly out-of-spec items, etc), please don’t hesitate to contact us!

  • Qty required: 3000 for 2014 season
  • Due date: 10/25/13 for the 2014 season

Product Donation Vouchers

One of the new ways of getting parts to teams is called a Product Donation Voucher, or PDV. Suppliers who want to donate to teams via the kit, but would like to extend item choices to teams, may do so via a PDV. It allows teams to visit the supplier’s site and order parts compliant with the PDV. Such a donation negates the need to bulk ship inventory to FIRST. Suppliers of PDVs must be prepared to accommodate 100% PDV usage, and the content of the PDV must be approved by FIRST. Also, the PDV must be able to accommodate free items for teams (for example, a PDV for $20, when the least expensive useful item is $120 is really a $20-off coupon and thus inducement to buy – which we avoid per IRS guidelines). If you think this model is appropriate for your organization, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

  • Qty required: 3000 for 2014 season
  • Due date: 10/25/13 for the 2014 season

Logistic expertise

FRC has made several steps toward improving scalability of the Kit of Parts over the last few years. If your company would like to offer expertise in logistics and material handling, we appreciate all input, from expert feedback and recommendations to in-kind donation of services.

Technical Volunteers

Volunteers are the protein to the FRC experience and FRC wouldn’t be feasible without them. We request that companies encourage their technical employees to consider participating in a volunteer role. Click here for more information.  The technical roles for which we need help include:

Important Dates

2/27-4/6/14 - FRC Regional and District Events

4/23-4/26/14 - FIRST Championship

7/24-7/25/14 - Supplier Summit, Manchester, NH

10/31/14 - Items for Kickoff Kit and FIRST Choice due to warehouse

1/3/15 - 2015 FRC Season Kickoff