The UK Office of Fair Trading, following its biggest investigation to date, names and shames 112 construction companies in a statement of objections formally accusing them of participation in widespread bid rigging (Construction Industry Cartels)

On 17 April 2008, the British Office of Fair Trading (“OFT”) announced in a press release the names of no less than 112 construction companies against which a Statement of Objections (“SO”) has been issued, whereby the OFT alleges their participation in widespread bid rigging. The recipients of the SO, which refers to some of the biggest names in construction in the UK such as Balfour Beatty, Carillion, Connaught, Interserve and Kier, are formally being accused of over 240 alleged infringements covering a diverse range of projects, including tenders for schools, universities and hospitals. The SO, which will not be published, crystallises the OFT's findings of infringement under the Competition Act 1998 (the “Act”) and is the result of what has been the biggest investigation of cartel

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Maria Kamnaki, The UK Office of Fair Trading, following its biggest investigation to date, names and shames 112 construction companies in a statement of objections formally accusing them of participation in widespread bid rigging (Construction Industry Cartels), 17 April 2008, e-Competitions April 2008, Art. N° 19969

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