Do e-auctions increase the risk of bid-rigging?

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Abstract

More than EUR 1.9 trillion is spent each year on public contracts in Europe. In a time of economic crisis, there is need to maximise the efficiency of public spending, in order to secure budget savings. One of the ways to achieve this is
to deter bid rigging (collusive tendering), a practice whereby two or more bidders agree on aspects of their submissions like, for example, on quality or price. Bid rigging undermines competition among bidders and may lead to reduced quality or higher prices for goods that are procured by the public sector.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherUniversity of East Anglia
Pages5-7
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2018

Publication series

NameCentre for Competition Policy (CCP) Research Bulletin

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