By printed vote, company charges R $ 21,5 millions of TSE

Supplier who won bidding had suspended contract after Supreme overthrow requirement in elections 2018.
19/11/2018 08h45 - Updated 19/11/2018 09h52
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A empresa contratada pelo Tribunal Superior Eleitoral (TSE) para fornecer os equipamentos do voto impresso cobra uma indenização de ao menos R$ 21,5 million of the Court. She claims payment in compensation for losses after contract suspension.

The contract with Electronic CIS Amazon - who had won in April the session of Elections and was to deliver 30 thousand sets of votes Print by R $ 57,5 milhões – foi suspenso depois que o Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF) derrubou o voto impresso para as eleições de 2018.

The decision took place in June. The CIS states that two months earlier had already begun to make the necessary investments to deliver the equipment.

"The bid was earlier this year and had very short notice to perform. We made a call to our entire supply chain because the election date had, we could not delay ", disse Sadao Isuyama, CIS owner.

After the contract was suspended, the technical area of ​​the TSE analyzed the demonstration spending delivered by the company and recognized, in August craft, that the case is "subject to indemnification".

The law requires public bidding of the body to compensate companies for what was spent in the event of contract cancellation.

Employees of Electronic CIS are with the back pay for two months, according to minutes of a meeting in the company. Second or document, signed by the union's director of Amazon Metalworkers, Messiah Costa Zanes, the company's management attributed the delay to the obstacle with the TSE.

Isuyama said the company still faces other difficulties, as pressure suppliers and the lack of credit.

"The late payment situation to suppliers, employees and service providers has reached its limit, with application of threats of the company's bankruptcy ", he wrote to the TSE in late August, asking for immediate payment of part of the debt which had already been recognized. "Fines costs, delays and storage pile up, inflating contractual liability far above the amounts to be covered by the TSE ", completed.

The company claims that the contract is formally terminated so that she can receive compensation. In late September, Isuyama been told by TSE that the case was with the President of the Court, Rosa Weber, for study and determination.

The TSE's monitoring system, the contract with the CIS Electronics still listed as "current".

Wanted, o TSE informou que “procedeu à apuração de eventual valor a ser indenizado, in case of termination of the contract ", but there was controversy as to the numbers of the company.

Whereupon, enviou o caso à Advocacia-Geral da União (AGU) in late October. "Currently, the question is examined by the Chamber of Conciliation and Arbitration of the Federal Government. "

Supreme overturned printed voting 8 votes to 2

The Supreme overturned in June, by eight votes to two, the printed vote in elections 2018, at the behest of the Attorney General's Office (PGR). For prosecutors, the measure would put at risk the confidence vote.

Thereby, Article ministers suspended the election of minirreforma 2015 which led to the printing of the vote for eventual checking results from the electoral race.

As the ministers have not yet decided on the printed vote in the next election, the issue was not judged definitively.

In March, a electoral justice reached adopt a resolution on the printed vote and opted for staggered purchase. Printers would be coupled to 30 thousand polls this year and the total change to occur 2028.

Source: Estadão

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