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The Case of the “Buffalo Billion” Bid-Rigging Scheme

When a request for proposal is tailored to give an advantage to certain competitors and ensure their success, the competitive bidding process is corrupted.

12/19/2018

A Case of Price-Fixing in the New York Waste Industry

A New York waste-hauling cartel exchanged texts about bid rigging, allocating customers, and fixing prices. The texts ultimately helped lead to criminal and civil penalties for the participants. 

8/17/2018

Send Us Your Questions and Ideas

We encourage you to suggest a topic or ask a question of the legal staff of the Ohio Attorney General’s Antitrust Section. 

8/17/2018

How to Join the Partnership for Competitive Purchasing

The Attorney General’s Partnership for Competitive Purchasing identifies and prevents anti-competitive activities that can hurt local governments. The program is free to join and can help public purchasers safeguard their purchasing process.

8/17/2018

Spotlight: Meet Sara Coulter, Speaker for the Partnership for Competitive Purchasing

Sara Coulter is the newest attorney addition to the Partnership for Competitive Purchasing. She talks with public purchasers about antitrust laws and the legal elements of vendor collusion and bid-rigging. 

8/17/2018

Safeguard Your Purchasing Process

To help public purchasers protect taxpayer dollars and safeguard their purchasing processes, the Ohio Attorney General’s Antitrust Section offers presentations on deterring vendor collusion both before and after bids are submitted. 

8/17/2018

We Welcome Your Questions

We encourage you to suggest a topic, or ask a question of the legal staff of the Ohio Attorney General’s Antitrust Section. 

4/11/2018

SPOTLIGHT: Meet Beth Hubbard, Administrator of the Partnership for Competitive Purchasing

Beth Hubbard, who coordinates the Attorney General’s Partnership for Competitive Purchasing Program, regularly talks to public purchasers about the partnership and the services the Attorney General’s Antitrust Section offers.  

4/11/2018

Partner With Us to Keep Competition Healthy!

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s Partnership for Competitive Purchasing takes a proactive approach to bid-rigging detection. Our attorneys and investigators regularly work on issues related to anti-competitive activities, giving them the expertise to help you spot bid-rigging and price-fixing. 

4/11/2018

Non-Collusion Affidavits: More than Filler for Your Bid Files

Non-collusion affidavits serve valuable purposes and should be an integral part of every bid project file. In these sworn statements, a vendor confirms that it has not colluded with any other vendors in preparing the bid.

4/11/2018
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