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News in Brief

Have You Registered to Become One of our Partners?
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s Partnership for Competitive Purchasing takes a proactive approach to bid-rigging detection.  The partnership is a voluntary program open to all Ohio public entities — from cities to villages, from universities to state agencies, from public libraries to school districts. Registration for the partnership is free and easy. Just visit the Partnership for Competitive Purchasing page and select “Enroll in the Partnership for Competitive Purchasing.”
Prevent Vendor Collusion
Beware of bid-rigging. Know the warning signs. Download a free poster with information about the Attorney General’s bid-rigging hotline and tips on preventing vendor collusion.
We Welcome Your Questions, Speaker Requests
We encourage you to suggest a topic or ask a question of the legal staff of the Ohio Attorney General’s Antitrust Section. Questions will be addressed in future issues of Competition Matters. (No individuals’ or organizations’ names will be published.) Please submit your questions or suggested topics to Karen Pierson at
If you have an upcoming conference or association meeting and would like a speaker from our office to talk about the Partnership for Competitive Purchasing, bid-rigging detection, or other antitrust issues, contact Karen Pierson at 614-728-2493 or
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