The Belgian Competition Authority sanctions bid-rigging cartel in public contracts for railway infrastructure (ABB / AEG / Siemens / Schneider / Sécheron)

On 2 May 2017, the Belgian Competition Authority (“BCA”) found that ABB, AEG, Siemens, Schneider and Sécheron had engaged in a cartel in the context of public tenders organised by government-owned railway network company Infrabel and imposed fines amounting to a total of € 1,779,000. Infrabel had first concluded a framework agreement with selected firms in order to define the terms and conditions of future public tenders concerning electrical installations and equipment. The BCA found that, when these tenders were later launched, ABB, AEG,

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Richard Burton, The Belgian Competition Authority sanctions bid-rigging cartel in public contracts for railway infrastructure (ABB / AEG / Siemens / Schneider / Sécheron), 2 May 2017, e-Competitions Bulletin May 2017, Art. N° 84307

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