The HCC Guide on the Detection and Prevention of Collusive Tendering

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Lia Vitzilaiou, Dec 16, 2014

On September 24, 2014, the Hellenic Competition Commission published a guide on the detection and prevention of collusive practices in public procurement (collusive tendering), focusing on structural and behavioral screens.

Although the guide is in principle addressed to contracting authorities, it is a useful tool also for undertakings participating in a tender process, since it highlights specific practices that may be considered anticompetitive and draw the associated consequences. In this sense, the guide may be used by tenderers not only to self regulate, but also to scrutinize and denounce the behavior of other candidates and thus assist competition authorities in detecting cartel activity.