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Watchdog Takes Action Over Cartel In Australia’s National Gallery

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has instituted civil proceedings in the Federal Court against Delta Building Automation (Delta) and its sole director, Timothy Davis, for involvement in an alleged attempt to rig a bid in connection with a tender conducted by the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra.

The alleged attempted cartel conduct occurred in late 2019, and relates to a tender for the replacement and ongoing maintenance of a building management system at the National Gallery.

The National Gallery was not involved in or aware of the alleged conduct at the time, and did not suffer any loss. 

Delta is a company which designs, installs, and maintains building management systems which manage equipment in large buildings.

The ACCC alleges that Mr Davis, acting on behalf of Delta, attempted to make, or attempted to induce the making of, an arrangement or understanding with a competitor to engage in bid rigging. 

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