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Fighting Supplier Collusion in Public Procurement: Some Proposals for Strengthening Competition Law Enforcement

BY | April 8, 2019

By Alison Jones & William E. Kovacic –  Governments around the world spend an estimated $9.5 trillion of public money purchasing vital goods and services each year. The nature of…

By Alison Jones & William E. Kovacic – 

Governments around the world spend an estimated $9.5 trillion of public money purchasing vital goods and services each year. The nature of public procurement systems, however, makes them prone to distortion through supplier collusion (collusive tendering or bid rigging). Where it occurs, unlawful collusive tendering is liable to result in prices for these essential goods and services rising, and their quantity and quality reducing. It thus resul

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