Bid rigging

The following Competition practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Bid rigging
  • Types of bid rigging—checklist

Bid rigging

Bid rigging or collusive tendering occurs where companies collude when tendering for contracts.

It is particularly relevant in the construction industries where big contracts are tendered. With tenders, suppliers will have to meet quality and time stipulations as well as be competitive on price. The tendering process will often lead to downward pressure on a supplier's margins, even forcing them to quote below margin.

There is a temptation on the part of bidding suppliers therefore to cheat

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