The Indian Competition Authority widens the scope of bid rigging and exonerates 9 suppliers of AC (air conditioning) packages from allegations of bid rigging despite instances of identical bids (Kapurthala Rail Coach Factory / AC package suppliers)

CCI exonerates 9 supplier from bid rigging in railway tenders * The Competition Commission of India (‘CCI’) vide its order dated November 28, 2017 has exonerated nine RDSO [Research Designs & Standards Organisation] approved suppliers (“Opposite Parties”), including four sister companies, of allegations of bid-rigging indecidendi supply of roof mounted ac package unit for AC coaches to the Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala, citing insufficient evidence, despite there being instances of identical bidding by the parties. The CCI held that, in the absence of cogent evidence, the collective increase or decrease in rates during the years 2011 to 2014 and the increase in rates in or after June 2013 by itself do not establish a case for contravention of the provisions of Section 3(3) (a) and

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Man Mohan Sharma, The Indian Competition Authority widens the scope of bid rigging and exonerates 9 suppliers of AC (air conditioning) packages from allegations of bid rigging despite instances of identical bids (Kapurthala Rail Coach Factory / AC package suppliers), 28 November 2017, e-Competitions Bulletin November 2017, Art. N° 87481

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