Damage to the economy: The French Competition Authority focuses on the notion of damage to the economy when hearing a case of an anticompetitive practice occurring in a public tender (Préfecture de Moselle)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. As part of the presidential elections of 21 April and 5 May 2002, the prefecture of the Moselle had had to urgently organise a simplified procedure for the printing of 27.7 million ballots. of voting. Indeed, after an initial consultation of the Instead, it appeared that the regulatory thresholds were being crossed and that the that a simplified competition procedure was needed. What was done. Eight companies responded to the call for tenders. No less than five of them then bid with a price identical to a euro for both the first and second rounds of the competition, to the nearest euro. the election!!! That is, for the same performance, almost double the price

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