Serbian Competition Commission (the “SCC”) launched an official investigation into alleged price fixing against 26 undertakings on the geodetic services market.
The investigation resulted from an initiative of the Belgrade Land Development Public Agency, after receiving on several occasions what they claim were coordinated bids. The investigation was launched after dawn raids on several locations of the subject undertakings.
The case represents another example of the SCCs focus on public procurement issues, and a good reminder for bidders in such proceedings to make sure that offers are prepared and submitted in accordance with the antitrust legislation.
By Nikola Kasagic, Senior Associate, and Rastko Pavlovic, Associate, SOG / Samardzic, Oreski & Grbovic