The Latvian Competition Authority finds that a state owned company’s procurement of road vehicle number plates production and supply is by default favoring one competitor in the bidding process (Road Traffic Safety Directorate)

The CC: the car number plates procurement organised by CSDD is favourable for one company* During the market study, while investigating the procurement of road vehicle number plates production and supply, organised by state owned company “Road Traffic Safety Directorate” (CSDD), the Competition Council of Latvia (the CC) detected competition restrictive requirements in the procurement. As a result of such requirements, only one company participated in the procurement, and the offered price, calculating costs per one number plate, was up to three times higher than the price offered by other companies in similar procurements in Estonia and up to five times higher than offered in Lithuania. The CC holds a view that competition is significant in a procurement in order to receive the most

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Latvian Competition Authority, The Latvian Competition Authority finds that a state owned company’s procurement of road vehicle number plates production and supply is by default favoring one competitor in the bidding process (Road Traffic Safety Directorate), 1 July 2020, e-Competitions July 2020, Art. N° 95670

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