Over this Thursday the 20th, the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) ratified the Postar consortium as the winner of the selection process to carry out the studies to indicate alternatives for partnership with the private sector to manage the postal service in Brazil. The work of the group formed by Accenture do Brasil Ltda. and Machado, Meyer, Sendacz, Opice and Falcão Advogados shall consider the need for universal service in the Brazilian territory. The service is currently provided by the Empresa Brasileira de Correios e Telégrafos (ECT).
Among the externalities expected by the study are the expansion of the quality of public infrastructure and the improvement of public services based on the expansion of investments.
Nine consortia participated in the selection, which began in May. After completing the first stage of analysis on the technical quality of participants and the price offered by each one, the three best placed groups were invited to present a new commercial proposal. At this stage, Postar presented the lowest prices (R$ 7.89 million).
After being hired, the selected consortium will conduct the studies that indicate the privatization alternatives for the postal sector and support the government's decision.
The studies shall be coordinated by BNDES with the supervision of the Interministerial Committee established by Decree 10,066/2019, which included ECT in the Investment Partnerships Program (PPI). The committee, which is formed by members of the ministries of Economy and Communications and of ECT itself, serves to monitor and provide opinions on the studies to be conducted.
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About BNDES – Founded in 1952 and currently linked to the Ministry of Economy, BNDES is the main instrument of the Federal Government to promote long-term investments in Brazilian economy. Its actions are focused on socioenvironmental and economic impact in Brazil. The BNDES offers special conditions for micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, as well as social investment lines, directed at education and health, family agriculture, sanitation and urban transport. In situations of crisis, the Bank acts in an anticyclical manner and assists in the formulation of solutions for the resumption of economic growth.