The Italian Competition Authority fines EUR 10 million 15 local public transport operators for collusive tendering (Servizi Aggiuntivi nel Trasporto Pubblico nel Comune di Roma)

The Italian Competition Authority (ICA) has condemned 15 bus operators, SITA, APM, COTRI, ACTV, GTT, Transdev, ATCM, Trambus, ATC Bologna, ATAF, ATC La Spezia, ATP, Tempi, TEP and APAM, for collusive tendering carried out since 2001 until 2007. The penalised firms agreed to coordinate their responses over invitations to tender for the supply of local public transport services advertised by Italian local authorities, which infringed Article 81 EC [1]. Assessment of the anticompetitive practices The ICA originally started investigations into alleged collusive practices concerning a public tender procedure for the assignment for additional local public transport services put out by the municipality of Rome in 2005. Since then on, investigations have been extended to several other

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Michele Giannino, The Italian Competition Authority fines EUR 10 million 15 local public transport operators for collusive tendering (Servizi Aggiuntivi nel Trasporto Pubblico nel Comune di Roma), 30 octobre 2007, e-Competitions October 2007, Art. N° 15376

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