Brazil Weekly

Revolutionizing public procurement in Brazil

This week, we cover the government’s advances to revolutionize public procurement in Brazil. And we break down the tax reform bills on the table.


The Federal Police has launched an operation against Piauí Governor Wellington Dias, of the Workers’ Party. Alongside the state’s former Education Secretary, he is suspected of rigging procurement processes for buses for public school students, in exchange for bribes. These alleged illegalities have been under investigation since 2018.

Turning public bidding into a marketplace

The Economy Ministry is advancing a project that would radically change the way public institutions make purchasing decisions. Instead of the current...

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