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Council of the Office upheld the substance of the decision on cartel on supplies of goods and services for the high school in Trenčín

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On 12 February 2015 the Council of the Office of the Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic issued the decision No. 2015/KH/R/2/005, which partially changed the decision No. 2014/KH/1/1/023, issued on 07 August 2014 by the Division of Cartels imposing fines on ten undertakings for conclusion of four cartel agreements. Agreements entailed coordination of their behaviour in four public procurements financed under the Operational Programme Education using the European Social Fund and national resources.

Subject of these public procurements included the supplyof educational tools, measuring instruments, parts and accessories forvehiclesandthe provision of technicalassistanceto thespecial aero-technicalhigh schoolin Trenčín.
Besides the undertaking participating in public procurement the fines were imposed also on the undertakings providing administrative services referring to these public procurements in the terms of receiving the EU funds and thus enabled or facilitated the conclusion of cartel agreements.
The Office acquired information on mutual communication between some undertakings in the form of e-mails. The Office also made an analysis of prices submitted for public procurement. It found that the submitted prices are of non-standard conformity and it indicates the illegal conduct of undertakings in the form of agreement restricting competition.
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Imposed fines:
IBANK-CCC, spol. s r.o.: 216 €
Ing. Adriana Ondríková: 1 138 €
Ing. Ľudovít Koszorús GLOBAL TRADE: 3 660 €
Ing. Vladimír Karvacký – APRES: 557 €
MAHRLO, s.r.o.: 14 981 €
MICRONIX spol. s .r.o.: 62 139 €
RIA, spol. s r.o.: 6 928 €
SlovEuroasia, a.s.: 120 €
TPZ Servis s.r.o.: 2 047 €
VISONA – Čičmanec, s.r.o.: 9 269 €

Decision came into force on 23 March 2015.