More fines imposed for prohibited agreements of construction companies
Parties to the proceeding coordinated their bids in a number of public tenders for construction services in South Bohemians Region and Region of Vysočina. The decision has not come into force yet and it can be challenged by appeals to the Chairman of the Office.
The Office had detected the anticompetitive conduct in connection with the same complaint investigation and subsequent dawn-raids that already partially resulted in the decision from February 2016 with fines amounting to CZK 1.66 billion. During conducted dawn raids, the Office found several documents indicating concerted practices of tenderers, e.g. e-mails with feigned budgets for bids, also budgets of competitors were found in computers of rival companies. In some instances substantial resemblance of bids was found indicating that the bids were coordinated by the cartel members.
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16/041/HS012 – S426/2012
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