ANNOUNCEMENT 17 Jan 2014In January 2014, the government of Brazil announced a change in the price advantage granted to domestic producers in certain public tenders.
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Decree no. 8.186 of 17 January 2014, published in the Official Gazette of 20 January 2014, p. 10: http://pesquisa.in.gov.br/imprensa/jsp/visualiza/index.jsp?data=20/01/2014&jornal=1&pagina=10&totalArquivos=92
On 17 January 2014, the Brazilian government decided in Decree no. 8.186 to apply a margin of preference of 18% for the public procurement of software licenses and related IT-services.
This means that a domestic producer will be preferred by the government if the contractor offers a price that is within the range of the lowest bid by a foreign company plus the preferential margin of 18%. Brazil's preference margins scheme was introduced by Law no. 12.349/2010 as part of the realm of the Plano Brasil Maior, i.e., Greater Brazil Plan (see Related Measures).
The measure (Decree no. 8.186) came into power on 20 January 2014 and lasts until 31 December 2015.