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The Informed Purchaser

From time to time, you may encounter terms or concepts unique to antitrust issues, competition, and schemes to exploit purchasers.  Here are a few relevant terms and definitions:


Attorney General’s Office Adopts Self-Disclosure Policy

The Ohio Attorney General’s Self-Disclosure Policy encourages vendors and others to self-report anti-competitive activities and offers lenient treatment to businesses that come forward to report wrongdoing that may violate antitrust laws


Identify the Purchases Most at Risk for Bid-Rigging

Detecting bid-rigging schemes is no easy feat. It becomes a little bit easier, however, if you know which purchases are the most likely to be the subject of anti-competitive schemes by vendors. Three factors make a product or service especially vulnerable to bid-rigging: