The Hungarian Competition Council finds 8 construction companies guilty of bid rigging in respect of a road construction contract (Municipality of Budapest)

In a public procurement concerning the construction of roads in the municipality of Budapest, eight construction companies have been found guilty of bid-rigging. In a nutshell, they decided among themselves which company would get the contract by coordinating their tenders in advance during meetings. This collusion has been evidenced by private records found in the companies' board members offices. Moreover, the chosen company then “thanked” the other members of the cartel by subcontracting them parts of the construction projects. Investigations were

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Tarik Hennen, Alexandre Defossez, The Hungarian Competition Council finds 8 construction companies guilty of bid rigging in respect of a road construction contract (Municipality of Budapest), 16 September 2005, e-Competitions September 2005, Art. N° 306

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