The Association will promote, on August 31, a free online event with industry experts to discuss the topic

Sao Paulo, August 25, 2022 – The Startups Legal Framework introduced changes to the innovation ecosystem and opened the way for public bodies and companies to establish a Public Contract for Innovative Solutions (CPSI) with startups. Aware of this scenario, ABES – Brazilian Association of Software Companies will promote, on August 31st, an event with the participation of specialists in the sector, in which it will launch the Guide on the Special Regime for Public Procurement🇧🇷 Registration for the event, which will be free and with translation into pounds, can be done at this link, and the broadcast will take place live from 8:30 am on ABES channel on Youtube.

Sanctioned on June 1, 2021, the Legal Framework for Startups (MLS) provides for the Public Contract for Innovative Solutions (CPSI), a bidding process that allows public managers to test solutions to solve problems in Brazilian public management. Inspired by the open innovation model, the MLS bidding process allows the manager to present problems to the innovation ecosystem and select the solution with the greatest capacity to face them.

“In the current context in which public purchases are primarily based on the lowest price criterion, the MLS presents itself as an opportunity for public managers to review their practices when selecting innovative solutions. By making this Guide available, ABES demonstrates its understanding that making purchases based on cost-benefit criteria, focused on problem solving, has the potential to generate benefits not only for public management, but also greater dynamism in the startup ecosystem” , declares Paulo Milliet Roque, President of ABES.

ABES guests for the launch webinar of são Guide on the Special Regime for Public Procurement are Thaís Gomes (Lawyer of the Innovation and Startups team at Elias, Matias Advogados. Postgraduate in Business Law from PUC/SP), Guilherme Dominguez (Co-founder and CEO of the Startup Acceleration Program BrazilLAB; Master in Administrative Law from PUC/ SP), Marcos Pinto (Director of Innovative Entrepreneurship at the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovations – MCTI), Susana Santos (Leader of the ABES Public Procurement Committee and Legal Specialist of Neoway), Cassio Spina (Leader of the ABES Startups Committee , President of Anjos do Brasil and Investor), and Paulo Milliet Roque (President of ABES).



EVENT: Sao launch webinar Guide on the Special Regime for Public Procurement 

Date: August 31, Wednesday at 8:30 am

Streaming: ABES channel on Youtube
Registrations: event website


About ABES           

ABES (Brazilian Association of Software Companies) aims to contribute to the construction of a more digital and less unequal Brazil, in which information technology plays a fundamental role in the democratization of knowledge and the creation of new opportunities for all. In this sense, it aims to ensure a business environment conducive to innovation, ethical, dynamic, sustainable and globally competitive, always in line with its mission to connect, guide, protect and develop the Brazilian information technology market.

Created to strengthen startups, the ABES Intership Program works by generating synergy between investment funds, incubators and accelerators and helping businesses to overcome the difficulties present in the market, making available the more than 35 years of ABES experience in the legal areas. , regulatory, tax and marketing. The initiative makes available all the services offered by the entities to their members, such as legal-tax duty, advisors, guides, complete compliance infrastructure, LGPD diagnosis, market data, and discussion groups on relevant topics in the sector, such as AI, cybersecurity , LGPD, tax, among others. ABES Startup Internship Program details are available on this link and there are no costs or fees to participate. 

Currently, ABES represents approximately 2 thousand companies, which total about 85% of the revenue of the software and services segment in Brazil, distributed in 24 Brazilian states and in the Federal District, responsible for the generation of more than 210 thousand direct jobs and an annual revenue of the order of R$ 80 billion in 2020.


Access the ABES Portal or speak to the Relationship Center: +55 (11) 2161-2833.  

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