*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Competition Council, Decision No. 8-D-13, 11 June 2008, on practices in the routine maintenance of premises Facts An HLM office had organised a call for tenders for the cleaning of the common areas of the buildings. Two companies were accused of having agreed on the price and structure of their respective bids prior to their submission. These offers, which made the selected company appear to be economically more attractive, misled the HLM office as to the reality of competition on the market and encouraged an artificial increase in the price of services which was particularly harmful to social tenants. Having not contested the objections notified to
CASE COMMENT : ANTICOMPETITIVE AGREEMENTS - OFFER OF COVERAGE - TRANSACTION - SUBSTANTIAL COMMITMENTS - REDUCING THE PENALTY
Sanctions : The French Competition Council applies the settlement procedure to an anticompetitive cartel on a local industrial cleaning market (Entretien courant des locaux)
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