OFFICIAL GAZETTE OF THE ARGENTINE REPUBLIC – MINISTRY OF EDUCATION

Administrative Decision 1153/2022

DECAD-2022-1153-APN-JGM – Purchase Process No. 82-0101-CDI22.

City of Buenos Aires, 11/14/2022

SEEN File No. EX-2022-99119611-APN-DC#ME, Decrees No. 1023 of August 13, 2001 and 1030 of September 15, 2016, both with their respective amending and complementary regulations, and

CONSIDERING:

That according to the File cited in the Seen, it processes the Direct Contracting by Simple Award by Exclusivity, identified as Purchase Process No. 82-0101-CDI22 of the MINISTRY OF EDUCATION for the “ACQUISITION OF SCHOOL BOOKS FOR 1ST CYCLE, 2ND CYCLE AND 7th GRADE OF PRIMARY EDUCATION” with the signature EDITORIAL ESTRADA SA (CUIT 30-66179850-1) requested by the UNDERSECRETARIAT OF SOCIAL AND CULTURAL EDUCATION of the aforementioned Ministry.

That Law No. 26,206 on National Education and its amendments, in its article 11, subsections a), e) and h) establish that the aims and objectives of the national educational policy are to ensure quality education with equal opportunities and possibilities, without regional imbalances or social inequities, guarantee educational inclusion through the allocation of resources that give priority to the most disadvantaged sectors of society and guarantee the conditions for permanence and graduation from the different levels of the educational system.

That, likewise, in article 27, subparagraphs a), c), e) and i) of the aforementioned law, it is established as the purposes of primary education to guarantee all boys and girls access to a set of common knowledge; provide equitable opportunities for all boys and girls to learn significant knowledge in the various fields of knowledge, especially language and communication, social sciences, mathematics, natural sciences and the environment, foreign languages , art and culture and the ability to apply them in everyday life situations; promoting the development of an attitude of effort, work and responsibility in the study and of curiosity and interest in learning and offering the knowledge and cognitive strategies necessary to continue studies in Secondary Education.

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That in accordance with article 84 of the aforementioned National Education Law, the State must guarantee the material and cultural conditions so that all male and female students achieve good quality common learning, regardless of their social origin, geographic location, gender or cultural identity.

That said law, in its article 126, subsection f) establishes that male and female students have the right to receive the economic, social, cultural and pedagogical support necessary to guarantee equal opportunities and possibilities that allow them to complete compulsory education.

That through the Resolution of the MINISTRY OF EDUCATION No. 3345 of November 12, 2021, the “BOOKS TO LEARN” Program was created within the scope of the SECRETARIAT OF EDUCATION, with the aim of collaborating in the improvement of teaching and learning processes.

That, by virtue of the foregoing, by Resolution No. 2501 of the MINISTRY OF EDUCATION of September 9, 2022, the selection of titles was approved, the number of copies to be acquired by title and publisher and to be distributed by jurisdiction, and the GENERAL DIRECTORATE OF ADMINISTRATION of the aforementioned Ministry to carry out the corresponding contracts under the framework of direct contracting established in article 25, subsection d) section 3 of Decree No. 1023 of August 13, 2001.

That the NATIONAL DIRECTORATE OF ARGENTINE PURCHASES AND SUPPLIER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM of the SECRETARIAT OF INDUSTRY AND SUPPLIER DEVELOPMENT of the MINISTRY OF ECONOMY intervened, in accordance with the provisions of Law No. 27,437, in Decree No. 800/18 and in the Resolution of the then SECRETARY OF INDUSTRY No. 91/18 and its modifications.

That the Purchase Process was disseminated in the National Administration’s Electronic Contracting System called COMPR.AR.

That the aforementioned hiring is excluded from the Control of Witness Prices, in accordance with the provisions of article 3, subsection c) of Annex I of the Resolution of the GENERAL PUBLIC OFFICE OF THE NATION No. 36/17 and its amendments.

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That according to the Minutes of Opening of Offers of September 27, 2022 arises the presentation of the offer of the firm EDITORIAL ESTRADA SA (CUIT No. 30-66179850-1) for the sum of PESOS THREE THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED THIRTEEN MILLION THREE HUNDRED AND FORTY EIGHT THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND SIXTEEN WITH 34/100 ($3,413,348,716.34).

That the UNDERSECRETARIAT OF SOCIAL AND CULTURAL EDUCATION of the MINISTRY OF EDUCATION prepared the corresponding Technical Report referring to the offer presented and its compliance with the Technical Specifications required in the Specifications of Bases and Particular Conditions that governed the call.

That the Contracting Directorate of the aforementioned Ministry, based on the preliminary administrative, economic, financial and technical analyzes and the documentation contained in the proceedings, signed the Offer Evaluation Report, recommending awarding the Direct Contracting identified as Purchase Process No. 82-0101-CDI22 to the firm EDITORIAL ESTRADA SA (CUIT No. 30-66179850-1) for being its offer formally and technically admissible and economically convenient.

That through the Resolution of the MINISTRY OF EDUCATION No. 2715 of October 13, 2022, the call for direct contracting was approved by the simple award by exclusivity No. 82-0101-CDI22, the Specification of Bases and Particular Conditions and all the actions taken within the framework of the aforementioned selection procedure.

That the Budget Directorate of the MINISTRY OF EDUCATION reported that the existence of budgetary credit to meet the expenses required by this measure is proven.

That the GENERAL DIRECTORATE OF LEGAL AFFAIRS of the MINISTRY OF EDUCATION took the intervention of its competence.

That this measure is issued in use of the powers conferred by article 100, subsections 1 and 2 of the NATIONAL CONSTITUTION, by article 35, subsection b) and its Annex to the Regulations of the Law on Financial Administration and Information Systems. Control of the National Public Sector No. 24,156 and its amendments, approved by Decree No. 1344/07, its amendments and supplements and the provisions of article 9, subsection e) and its Annex to the Regulations of the Administration Contracting Regime National, approved by Decree No. 1030 of September 15, 2016, its amendments and complementary regulations.

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Thus,

THE CHIEF OF THE CABINET OF MINISTERS

DECIDE:

ARTICLE 1.- All the lines of the Direct Contracting by Simple Award by Exclusivity identified as Purchase Process No. 82-0101-CDI22 are awarded to the firm EDITORIAL ESTRADA SA (CUIT No. 30-66179850-1), for the sum PESOS THREE THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED THIRTEEN MILLION THREE HUNDRED AND FORTY EIGHT THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND SIXTEEN WITH 34/100 ($3,413,348,716.34).

ARTICLE 2.- Authorize the GENERAL DIRECTORATE OF ADMINISTRATION of the MINISTRY OF EDUCATION to issue the respective Purchase Order.

ARTICLE 3.- The Minister of Education is authorized to approve the extension, reduction, resolution, termination, declaration of expiration and application of penalties to the awardee and/or co-contractor, regarding the Direct Contracting that is awarded by this act.

ARTICLE 4º.- The expense demanded by the administrative contract that is awarded by this measure will be charged to the specific budget items of Jurisdiction 70 – MINISTRY OF EDUCATION for the current fiscal year.

ARTICLE 5.- Let it be known that an appeal for reconsideration may be lodged against this, within a period of TEN (10) business days from its notification, or a hierarchical appeal, within a period of FIFTEEN (15) business days from its notification, in both cases before the authority that issued the contested act, in accordance with the provisions of articles 84 and 90 of the Administrative Procedures Regulation. Decree 1759/72 – TO 2017.

ARTICLE 6º.- Communicate, publish, give to the NATIONAL DIRECTION OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRY and file.

John Louis Manzur – James Perczyk

e. 15/11/2022 N° 93301/22 v. 15/11/2022

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