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The Informed Purchaser – “Collusive Bidding"

Collusive bidding is a secret agreement among suppliers to control prices when submitting bids in an attempt to win contracts by illegal means or methods


Corrupting a Process Designed to Save Taxpayer Dollars: A Case of New York Bid Rigging

A note of caution to Ohio’s public purchasers: collusive vendors can subvert a process originally intended to save taxpayer funds.


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. 


We’re Looking for Partners to Keep Competition Healthy!

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s Partnership for Competitive Purchasing takes a proactive approach to bid-rigging detection. 


Tailor the Topics and Timing of Our Communications

You can tailor the topics and timing of email communications from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office by visiting Email Updates.


Need a Speaker?

We have attorneys and investigators available to present to your group with a lively presentation that educates participants on the basics of antitrust law, giving real-life examples of vendor misconduct impacting Ohio public purchasers. 


Five Common Mistakes Public Purchasers Make

The articles featured in “Competition Matters” often advise public purchasing agents on suspicious bidding behaviors that can harm the competitive process. 


Bid-Rigging at Tax Lien Auctions

Tax lien auctions are commonly used by counties, municipalities, and other local government entities to deal with tax-delinquent properties. 


Alum Investigation Continues; Municipalities Urged to Submit Information

The Ohio Attorney General’s Office is continuing to investigate an alleged bid-rigging scheme affecting purchasers of aluminum sulfate, otherwise known as alum. 


Investigating Possible Bid-Rigging in Sales of Aluminum Sulfate

The Ohio Attorney General’s Office is investigating an alleged bid-rigging scheme affecting purchasers of aluminum sulfate, otherwise known as alum. 

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