THE AMCU FINED COMPANIES FOR TE DISTORTION OF TENDER HELD BY UKRTRANSGAZ IN 2011
The Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine detected anti-competitive concerted action between TOV UKRAINSKA NOFTOHIMICHNA COMPANIA – UNHK and TOV SVIT AVTO during the participation in the procurement procedure of diethylene glycol, which was held by PAT Ukrtransgaz in 2011 with the expected cost 11,100,000 hryvnas.
The investigation proved that tenderers had permanent business relationship, shared tools for the communication, and received relevant documents simultaneously.
In addition to it, TOV SVIT AVTO addressed to scrivener for the assurance of copies of its statute, certificate of state registration of a legal entity, and extract from EDRPOU as well as TOV UKRAINSKA NOFTOHIMICHNA COMPANIA – UNHK.
Coordinated behaviour between TOV SVIT AVTO and TOV UKRAINSKA NOFTOHIMICHNA COMPANIA – UNHK led to the elimination of the competition between them the presence of which is necessary condition for a tender, as a result one of the participants gained the right to contraction according to the results of tender not on competition basis.
The fine amounted to 1,097,590 hryvnas.