CARTELS: AMO SR initiated an administrative proceedings in the matter of a possible agreement restricting competition in a public procurement for the realization of construction works in the energy sector

30.03.2020
On 11 March 2020 the Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic, the Division of Cartels, (hereafter the "Office") initiated, based on its own initiative, an administrative proceedings in the matter of a possible agreement restricting competition according to the Article 4 of the Act on Protection of Competition, concluded between undertakings, namely in relation to a contract for the realization of construction works in the energy sector.
 
On the basis of the investigation carried out, the Office obtained documentation and information suggesting that six undertakings might coordinate their procedure during submitting bids in a public procurement.
 
The subject of the public procurement was the supply of construction and assembly works and related goods and services necessary for the construction and commissioning of an electrical equipment.
 
The initiation of the administrative proceedings does not mean that the party to the proceedings infringed the competition rules, nor does it prejudge the conclusions which the Office may reach in its decision.
Last update:30.03.2020