The Bulgarian Competition Authority issues guidelines on identification and prevention of bid-rigging practices

On 20 May 2010 the Bulgarian Competition Authority (CPC) [1] issued the Guidelines on combating anticompetitive practices (the Guidelines) [2], which was primarily addressed to the organizers of public tenders (state authorities and local administrations) in order to increase their awareness and encourage closer cooperation with the CPC for investigation and prosecution of such practices. In its Guidelines the CPC referred to the Community legislation in the field of public tenders [3] and highlighted the importance of preserving and protecting competitive environment at public tenders, which is often the mandatory way for the state authorities to purchase goods and services for their activities. The Guidelines distinguish public and private obstacles to competition among the

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Alexandr Svetlicinii, The Bulgarian Competition Authority issues guidelines on identification and prevention of bid-rigging practices, 20 May 2010, e-Competitions Bulletin Exchange of information in associations of undertakings, Art. N° 31752

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