The Brazilian state of Amazonas has abandoned plans to launch a state lottery after the tender for a license failed, following the collapse of three bids.
Three operators had applied to become the licensee for the lottery but none had provided the necessary documentation or funds to fulfil the requirements.
The company with the highest bid of R$474,000 was ultimately disqualified from the tender because it failed to provide the documentation required, including a certificate of technical aptitude and certificate of technical agreement registered with the appropriate council.
As a result, the second-highest bidder was chosen to operate the lottery, but once again, it could not provide the correct paperwork to finalise the deal.
After a third company failed to provide necessary information and funds, the state closed the tender, rendering it a ‘failure’.
“The Commission determined the failure of the Electronic Auction 840/21 (Implementation of the State Lottery), giving the offer as a failure, since the third bidder could not gather the necessary documentation to comply with the requirements of the event,” BNL Data explained.
The next steps for setting up a state lottery has been delegated to the Secretary of State for Economic Development, Science, Technology and Innovation. It is due to analyse the situation and appoint a specialised company to prepare a financially viable method of implementing a state lottery in Amazonas.