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Bidders Participation

Published: Friday, 29 June 2018 16:07 | Last Updated: Wednesday, 05 September 2018 16:22

The table below contains the results of the evaluation carried out by the Bidding Rounds Promotion (SPL)of ANP and the Special Bidding Committee (CEL) regarding the qualifications of bidders interested in participating in the 5th Production Sharing Bidding Round.

The qualifications were judged by CEL at the meeting on August 29, 2018. The evaluation of the other bidders requests will be held at the next meeting, scheduled for September 4, 2018.

Bidders authorized by CEL have complied with all the requirements set in Section 4 of the Tender Protocol and are able to participate in the bidding process.

In order to submit bids in the public offer presentation session, bidders must submit to the ANP the Bid Bonds in the way,, in the amount and within the deadline stipulated in section 7 of the Tener Protocol (until September 13, 2018).

Under the terms of section 13 of the Tender Protocol, the mandatory acts of CEL are subject to administrative appeal, to be received only by returned effect, within five (5) business days from the date of publication of the contested act in the Union Official Gazette (DOU).

 Bidder  Status CEL's Minute DOU 
 1 BP ENERGY DO BRASIL LTDA. Qualified (Operator A) Minute No. 01, dated 08/29/2018 08/30/2018
2 CNODC BRASIL PETRÓLEO E GÁS LTDA. Qualified (Operator A)  Minute No. 01, dated 08/29/2018  08/30/2018
3 DEA DEUTSCHE ERDOEL AG Qualified (Operator A)  Minute No. 01, dated 08/29/2018  08/30/2018
4 QPI BRASIL PETRÓLEO LTDA. Qualified (Non Operator)  Minute No. 01, dated 08/29/2018  08/30/2018
5 SHELL BRASIL PETRÓLEO LTDA. Qualified (Operator A)  Minute No. 01, dated 08/29/2018  08/30/2018
6 TOTAL E&P DO BRASIL LTDA. Qualified (Operator A)  Minute No. 01, dated 08/29/2018  08/30/2018
7 CHEVRON BRASIL ÓLEO E GÁS LTDA. Qualified (Operator A) Minute No. 02, dated 09/04/2018 09/05/2018
8 CNOOC PETROLEUM BRASIL LTDA. Qualified (Operator A) Minute No. 02, dated 09/04/2018 09/05/2018
9 EXXONMOBIL EXPLORAÇÃO BRASIL LTDA. Qualified (Operator A) Minute No. 02, dated 09/04/2018 09/05/2018
10 PETRÓLEO BRASILEIRO S.A. - PETROBRAS Qualified (Operator A) Minute No. 02, dated 09/04/2018 09/05/2018
11 ECOPETROL S.A. Qualified (Non Operator) Minute No. 02, dated 09/04/2018 09/05/2018
12 EQUINOR BRASIL ENERGIA LTDA. Qualified (Operator A) Minute No. 02, dated 09/04/2018 09/05/2018

 


Domestic or foreign legal entities may participate, individually or in a consortium, of the 5th Bidding Round of Production Sharing, as long as they are qualified and fully comply with all provisions of the tender protocol and the applicable laws and regulations. FIPs can participate as non-operator, offering their offer as part of a consortium.

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 offers 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) to prove the 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.

In the electronic form, the bidders shall list their address, corporate group, the main representatives accredited before ANP, the controlling shareholder, as well as all members of the board of directors.

Besides the main representative accredited before ANP, the other accredited representatives have to be named by power of attorney.

Completion of the form by the bidder: (i) Declare to be aware and accept all the rules and conditions established in the tender protocol and its annexes; and (ii) declare that know the set of brazilian norms that prohibits and punishes the conduct that is harmful to competition, and affirm to not adopt any of these conducts. 

Click here to access the electronic form.

 

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.

In order to easily identify the payment, the proof may also be send to SPL for the email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. within two (2) business days after payment, notwithstanding the need for submitting it in filing with ANP. 

Click here to generate the payment slip of the participation fee

 

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.
 
In order to easily identify the transfer, the proof of the bank transaction and the copy of Annex IV may also be sent to SPL for the e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. within two (2) business days after transfer, notwithstanding the need for submitting it in filing with ANP.

The following data shall be observed in order to make the wire transfer:

 

SWIFT code: BRASBRRJBHE
IBAN Code: BR9300000000022340003330087C1
Payee: Agência Nacional do Petróleo, Gás Natural e Biocombustíveis
Payee's CNPJ (Registration of Corporate Taxpayer): 02.313.673/0002-08
Bank: Banco do Brasil
Address: Rua Professor Lélio Gama, 105 – Centro/RJ – CEP: 20031-201
Agency Number: 2234-9
Account number: 333008-7

  

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: 

  1. operator A – qualified to operate blocks located in ultra-deepwater, deepwater, shallow water, and onshore;
  2. operator B – qualified to operate blocks located in shallow water and onshore;
  3. 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. 

 

Qualification approval


Bidders that meet all requirements established and provide the bid bond shall have their qualification approved and shall be accepted as 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 e-mail.

The schedule for the Public Session for Bids submission will be soon available.

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