The Normative Instruction (IN) No. 10/2020 was published on February 11, changing the regulation of SICAF (Unified Enrollment System of Suppliers) and simplifying the participation of foreign companies in public bidding. One of the main changes brought by the IN is the possibility of enrollment in the SICAF system for companies not operating in Brazil.

The IN also provides for the simplification of the documentation required from these companies, since certified translation of qualification documents is no longer necessary for companies to participate in the bidding process, but to be required only for execution of the contract or of the minutes of price registry. Therefore, the documents to be submitted, initially, shall be presented in simple translation.

The new regulation counters the rule of the Public Procurement Law (Law no. 8666/93), which provides that foreign companies, to be part in biddings, shall submit documents equivalent to the ones required in Brazil, translated by the certified translator and authenticated by the appropriate consulate.

The Normative Instruction No. 10/2020 changes the previous normative instruction No. 03/2018, and can be accessed at this link.

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