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Spotlight: Meet Sara Coulter, Speaker for the Partnership for Competitive Purchasing

Sara Coulter is the newest attorney addition to the Partnership for Competitive Purchasing. She talks with public purchasers about antitrust laws and the legal elements of vendor collusion and bid-rigging. 

8/17/2018

Safeguard Your Purchasing Process

To help public purchasers protect taxpayer dollars and safeguard their purchasing processes, the Ohio Attorney General’s Antitrust Section offers presentations on deterring vendor collusion both before and after bids are submitted. 

8/17/2018

We Welcome Your Questions

We encourage you to suggest a topic, or ask a question of the legal staff of the Ohio Attorney General’s Antitrust Section. 

4/11/2018

SPOTLIGHT: Meet Beth Hubbard, Administrator of the Partnership for Competitive Purchasing

Beth Hubbard, who coordinates the Attorney General’s Partnership for Competitive Purchasing Program, regularly talks to public purchasers about the partnership and the services the Attorney General’s Antitrust Section offers.  

4/11/2018

Partner With Us to Keep Competition Healthy!

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s Partnership for Competitive Purchasing takes a proactive approach to bid-rigging detection. Our attorneys and investigators regularly work on issues related to anti-competitive activities, giving them the expertise to help you spot bid-rigging and price-fixing. 

4/11/2018

Non-Collusion Affidavits: More than Filler for Your Bid Files

Non-collusion affidavits serve valuable purposes and should be an integral part of every bid project file. In these sworn statements, a vendor confirms that it has not colluded with any other vendors in preparing the bid.

4/11/2018

Electronic Bidding Can Help Prevent Collusion

An online bid process can help prevent anticompetitive conduct. It can also present data security challenges. We’ve outlined principles that can help you protect the information you collect. 

4/11/2018

We Welcome Your Questions

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.” 

12/11/2017

The Informed Purchaser: “Collusive Oligopoly”

A few powerful manufacturers that dominate the market and go to great lengths to conceal their lucrative price-fixing conspiracy? That’s an example of a “collusive oligopoly.”  

12/11/2017

The Antitrust Risk of Competitor Information Exchanges

Seeking out and exchanging information with competitors is a normal business activity for many companies, and there are often legitimate reasons for competitors to do so. However, the exchange of sensitive information that leads to collusion, hurts competition, or harms consumers may violate antitrust laws. 

12/11/2017
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