SAO PAULO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Smartmatic, a global provider of electoral solutions, announced today it has been awarded a contract with the Superior Electoral Court of Brazil (TSE) for the continuous preventive maintenance, testing and support services of the electronic voting machines during the elections.
After rigorous testing and evaluation of proposals, the bid was awarded to the ESF Consortium -composed by Smartmatic Brasil Ltda and Smartmatic International Corporation, with local partners Engetec and Fixti. The ESF Consortium presented the best offer and fully complied with all legal and technical requirements stated by the Brazilian Superior Electoral Court (TSE), in the tender process that began on May 30th.
The contract, valid for 12 months and valued at approximately US$ 63 million (129 million Reais), covers the recruitment, selection, and training of approximately 14,000 professionals. They will provide operational and technical support during the October elections, in more than 480,000 polling stations spread over the 5,568 municipalities in Brazil.
Among the services under the contract are included the testing of the electronic voting machines; cleaning, removal of seals, functional testing, screening for corrective maintenance and preparation for storage; data entry, installation, and software upgrading, along with others tasks. The ESF Consortium will also be responsible for receiving and transmitting media reports of the voting system.
“For Smartmatic, as the world leader in electoral solutions, we feel very honored to support and work with the prestigious TSE of the South American giant. In our hands rests the privilege and responsibility of preparing Brazilian professionals so their work on Election Day is flawless, and ensuring the smooth functioning of the equipment during such an important day,” stated Antonio Mugica, Smartmatic CEO.
Smartmatic is a multinational company that designs and deploys technological solutions aimed to help governments, so they can meet their responsibilities to their citizens in the most efficient way. We are one of the worldwide providers of the most advanced technology, with a long and proven track record in the United States, Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. With over 500 employees around the world, Smartmatic’s key competitive advantage lies in its cutting-edge technology and experience in three key areas: elections, identity management, and Smart Cities solutions.