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Court investigates São Caetano City Hall contract – 15.01.2023

The bidding made by town corridor of São Caetano to rent an organization to supply medical health insurance to municipal civil servants, which Notredame Intermédica received, could also be suspended by the justice. This is as a result of one other firm that participated within the occasion, Caring Saúde Assistencial Médica Ltda, filed a request for an injunction towards the result of the trial, claiming that the successful agency was disqualified.

Diário understood that Notredame Intermédica’s contract with City Hall was signed instantly after Paço dismissed Caring’s attraction with out grounds. Documents obtained by the newspaper present that the successful firm didn’t meet sure necessities of the invitation discover, which required proof of a nationally accredited community. The bidding offered for the contracting of three kinds of well being plans: fundamental, particular and fundamental. In the case of the latter, the announcement required the presentation of an accredited hospital in every capital metropolis of the nation. However, Notredame solely introduced its accredited community within the state of São Paulo.


Caring Saúde Assistencial Médica Ltda filed an attraction towards the results of the competitors, however the city corridor on December 14 rejected it with out giving causes and ratified and awarded the Notredame course of the subsequent day. The contract was signed on December 20.

“What is proposed by Notredame will not be the identical product required within the discover, because the scope of the plan should be nationwide and the grasp plan should essentially have a community in all capitals,” Caring associate Jamaci de Oliveira wrote within the grievance filed with town.

After the attraction was rejected, Caring went to courtroom to ask that the bidding be stopped. According to the lawyer and specialist in public regulation Luciana Berardi, the precept of isonomy was misplaced when town corridor introduced because the winner an organization that didn’t meet the necessities of the competitors. “It is dependent upon the courtroom case for a warrant, which isn’t troublesome to acquire. The public sale should clearly adjust to municipal laws, however should additionally comply with the necessities developed within the public discover. It is critical to present a official finish to the method”, mentioned the lawyer.

The contracting of a well being plan for São Caetano’s public workers was the topic of controversy earlier than the bidding. The occasion passed off after the previous contracting firm, Medical Health – Santo André Planos de Assistência Medical Ltda, was banned from contracting for a interval of two years with town of São Cayetano.


Even with the ban, Paço tried to increase the contract with the corporate till the MP (public ministry) of São Caetano filed a public civil motion towards town corridor on account of these makes an attempt. The MP launched an investigation in 2021 following complaints from the Association of Municipal Employees, who reported a “lack of specialist professionals” to take care of customers and preserve care in distant areas.

Diário tried to contact São Caetano City Hall however didn’t obtain a response.

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