Romania: Competition Council investigates possible rigged auctions organized by National Forest Authority – Romsilva

The Competition Council launched an investigation into a possible rigging of public auctions organized by the National Forest Authority – Romsilva RA, the Hunedoara Forestry Department, for the assignment of guard services of the administrative headquarters of the Hunedoara Forestry Directorate.

The investigation was initiated on the basis of information provided by RNP ROMSILVA RA through the Hunedoara Forestry Department, which reported the anti-competitive behaviour of the companies Safety Security SRL and Spartan Paza si Protectie Srl during the public procurement procedure regarding the “Security Services Contract – DS Hunedoara 2017”, capital.ro informs.

The Competition Council says the two companies Safety Security SRL and Spartan Paza şi Protecţie SRL allegedly have coordinated their conduct by exchanging commercially sensitive information in order to eliminate competition within the public procurement procedure organized by RNP – Romsilva RA by the Hunedoara Forestry Directorate.

During this investigation, in December 2017, the Competition Council carried out unannounced inspections at the offices of the two companies as well as at the premises of other companies involved in the public procurement procedure, and the documents seized during the inspections are in the Competition Council’s analysis, within the specific investigative procedure, the same source reads.

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