Monday, 20 March 2017 11:46

Decision 644/2017

Decision on the ex-officio investigation regarding tenders for public works in regards to the Prefecture of Pella in order to determine whether the conditions for the application of the provisions on "Protection of Free Competition" are met.

Decision 644/2017
File (PDF) Decision 644/2017
Date of Publication of Decision March 20th 2017
Issue Number of Government Bulletin  
Relevant Market Tenders for Public Works
Proceedings Collusion
Legal Framework Article 1 of the Greek Competition Act 3959/2011
Decision Finding an infringement
Complainant Ex officio investigation
Respondent

1. ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING SA

2. ERSASIS TECHNIKI SA

3.ΚARKANIAS-ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY SA

4. ΑXΙΟΝ SA

5. ΝΙΟVI SA

6. ERGOΝET SA

7. LIMEΝIKI SA

8. TECHNIKI KAVALAS L.P. – TSEKMEZOGLOU DIMITRIS & Co L.P.

9. DASKALOUDIS A. THEODOSIOS

Summary of Decision  Following an ex-officio investigation of the General-Directorate for Competition regarding the bid-rigging which concerns the tendering procedure "Environmental Rehabilitation - Regeneration X.AD.A. of Prefecture of Pella" and started in 2011 after an anonymous complaint, the Plenary Session of the Commission found that the companies participated in an agreement and / or harmonized practice, with the aim of manipulating the tender in question, in violation of article 1 of Law 3959/2011.

According to the decision, the nine (9) companies held a multilateral meeting before the tender in a Hotel of Edessa, as well as other individual meetings and contacts between them, during which they prepared a plan for the prior: a) determination of contractor of the project, b) the offered discounts that would ensure its promotion with the lowest possible discount (pricing) and c) the submission of coverage offers.

The Commission imposed fines totaling € 805,591 for the above offenses, taking into account the prolonged financial crisis that affected, inter alia, the construction sector.
Judicial Means Decision has been appealed
Decisions by the Court of Appeal of Athens(Administrative Division) Decision 840/2017
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