Wednesday, January 22, 2014

IT equipment manufactured Brazil win margin of up to 20% in public procurement

The government released on Monday, 20/1, Decree 8.184/2014, which provides preference margin of up to 20% of information technology equipment designed and manufactured in Brazil. The margin applies to desktop computers, laptops, printers, fax, drives, memory, optical disk players or recorders, magnetic cards, barcode readers and scanners.

These products, as listed in the Decree, will lead the buying public before foreign competitors. Ie, prices may be higher than those of imported products and still win auctions. The size of the margin depends on two circumstances. First, the product in question must be manufactured in Brazil - which in practical terms means counting on Basic Productive Process. In this case ensures margin of 10%

 If the product is also developed in Brazil, as provided by Ordinance 950/2006, the Ministry of Science and Technology, will be entitled to an additional 10% margin. Means that if one of the products - as listed in the Annex to Decree - is manufactured in Brazil and still have development in the country, it can be up to 20% more expensive than imported and winning bids.

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