The Polish Competition Authority fines companies involved in bid-rigging practices concerning tenders in the rail sector (Kombud / KZA Lublin / Bombardier Transportation Polska)

In the decision no. DOK – 10/2014 of 30 December 2014, the Polish competition authority (Prezes Urzędu Ochrony Konkurencji i Konsumentów, the “PCA”) imposed a fine of almost PLN 7 million (ca. €1.68 million) on three companies involved in alleged bid-rigging practices during a tender for a contract concerning the development and construction of a rail traffic management system, which was organized in 2011 by a subdivision of PKP SA, Poland’s dominant railway operator. The fined companies, Kombud, KZA Lublin and Bombardier Transportation Polska, were three of the four undertakings taking part in the public procurement process, which was meant to lead to the grant of a contract worth more than PLN 500 million (ca. €120 million) to the selected entity. Bombardier is one of the largest

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  • WKB Wierciński Kwieciński Baehr (Warsaw)

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Tomasz Feliszewski, The Polish Competition Authority fines companies involved in bid-rigging practices concerning tenders in the rail sector (Kombud / KZA Lublin / Bombardier Transportation Polska), 30 December 2014, e-Competitions Bulletin December 2014, Art. N° 72351

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