The table below comprises the results of the assessment conducted by the ANP Bidding Rounds Promotion Superintendence (SPL) and the Special Bidding Commission (CEL) as per the registration requests submitted by business companies interested in participating in the 3rd Production Sharing Bidding Round.
The qualifications were judged by CEL at the meeting on September 25, 2017. The judgment of the other companies that applied for registration will be held in the next meeting, scheduled for October 2, 2017.
Bidders authorized by CEL have complied with all the requirements set forth in section 4 of the tender protocol and are able to participate in the bidding process.
To bid on the public offerings session, the bidders shall submit to ANP the Bid Bonds in the form, in the amount and within the period as stipulated in section 7 of the final tender protocol (until October 11, 2017).
Under the terms of section 13 of the final tender protocol , from the mandatory acts of CEL in regard to the registration it shall bind administrative appeal, to be received only by returnable effect, within 5 (five) business days from the contested act of the date of publication in the Official Gazette (DOU).
On september 8th, 2017, registrations were closed for participation in the 3rd Production Sharing Bidding Rounds, as per indicative schedule set out in Table 1 of the final tender protocol of the bidding round.
For this reason, the link to fill out the registration form and to generate the bank slip for payment of the participation fees were removed from service as of the 18 hours of such date.
As per section 4 of the final tender protocol of the bidding round, the applications shall be reviewed by the Special Commission (CEL) and the results reported to the bidders via electronic message.
To the date of the public offerings, the list of bidders shall be announced in this electronic site.
Domestic or foreign legal entities may participate, individually or in a consortium, in the 3rd Bidding Round of Production Sharing, provided that they are qualified and fully comply with all provisions of the tender protocol and the applicable laws and regulations.
Qualification is mandatory and individual for each interested company, even for those intending to submit bids through a consortium.
The bidder which qualification is approved by the Special Bid Committee – CEL may submit bids only for the blocks for which the bidder has paid the participation fee and provided the bid bond.
To be qualified to participate in the bidding process, the interested party shall:
i) submit the documents to express interest;
ii) evidence payment of the participation fee and access to the technical data package (participation fee); and
iii) submit the documents for technical, economic, financial, and legal qualification and evidence tax and labor compliance.
i) Submission of the documents to express interest:
1 - Completion of the electronic form
Bidders interested in participating in the bidding process shall fill out, individually, the electronic enrollment form available on the link below.
In the electronic form, the bidders shall list the representatives accredited before ANP, the controlling shareholder, as well as all members of the management structure.
Bidders that appoint more than one accredited representative shall indicate who is the main one among them, to whom any and all official correspondence of ANP related to the bidding process shall be sent.
Accredited representatives appointed in the electronic form shall be named by proxy.
Completion of the form by the bidder implies awareness and acceptance of the rules and the conditions provided for in the tender protocol and in its attachments.
2 - List of documents to express interest
a) Corporate documents;
b) Power of attorney to appoint accredited representatives;
c) Confidentiality agreement;
ii) Payment of the participation fee and access to technical data package
Bidders may only submit bids for blocks for which the bidder has paid the participation fee.
Payment of the participation fee is mandatory and individual to each bidder, even the ones intending to submit bids in a consortium.
Bidders shall pay the participation fee in compliance with the amounts indicated in the tender protocol.
To access the technical data package, the bidders shall comply with the provisions of the tender protocol.
ANP may remove from the public session for submission of bids the blocks for which no participation fee has been paid.
1 – Procedures for payment of the participation fee
Payment of the participation fee shall be made through payment slip, available on the link below.
Bidders shall submit a document with the blocks of their interest and a copy of the proof of payment.
2 - Payments made abroad
Payment of the participation fee in foreign currency shall be made through wire transfer in U.S. Dollars.
The amount of the participation fee shall be converted into U.S. Dollars by mandatorily using the official buying exchange rate (BACEN/Ptax buying) of the business day immediately before payment, published by the Central Bank of Brazil.
The bidder shall verify, before the financial institution in charge of the transaction, the accrual of rates on the wire transfer, in order to ensure that the precise amount of the participation fee is effectively available to ANP after conversion into Reais.
Bidders shall submit a document with the areas for which they paid the fee, according to the form in Annex IV, and a copy of the proof of wire transfer.
The following data shall be observed in order to make the wire transfer:
SWIFT code: BRASBRRJBHE
iii) Technical, economic, financial, and legal qualification and evidence of tax and labor compliance
Qualification comprises the review of documentation to evidence the legal, tax, and labor compliance, the economic and financial capacity, and the technical capacity of the bidders.
The bidders shall be qualified as operator A, operator B, or non-operator, according to the criteria established in this section, and shall be qualified at the following levels:
a) operator A – qualified to operate blocks located in ultra-deepwater, deepwater, shallow water, and onshore;
b) operator B – qualified to operate blocks located in shallow water and onshore;
c) non-operator – qualified to operate in a consortium.
ANP shall classify the bidders at the highest qualification level as possible, according to the review of the documentation submitted.
In case the bidder obtains a technical qualification level different from the economic and financial qualification level, the lower qualification shall be considered.
ANP may request any additional information and documents to support the qualification.
Bidders shall maintain the qualification conditions until execution of the production sharing agreement, under penalty of disqualification of the bidding process.
Bidders that meet all requirements established and provide the bid bond shall have their qualification approved and shall be deemed capable of participating in the public session for submission of bids.
The result of the qualification, judged by CEL, shall be individually informed to the bidders by email.
The list of the bidders shall be published on the website http://www.brasil-rounds.gov.br up to the date of the public session for submission of bids.