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Syrian Competition Authority warns of collusion in government tenders

The General Authority for Competition and Antimonopoly considers the need to raise the awareness of tender officials and requests for tenders in public bodies that the special conditions set for such tenders should be objective, transparent and non-discriminatory. The quality offer to protect the competition will then be chosen to help protect small companies and counter monopolies. The interests of society and encourage the emergence of new companies, which leads to increased competitiveness and create an economic climate attractive to investment. "Since collusion in government tenders and tenders is an illegal practice under investigation and penalties under the provisions of the Competition Law and Antimonopoly No. 7 of 2008, the Commission has conducted a research study on The subject of collusion in the requests for tenders, tenders or auctions in all its aspects. The mechanisms of complicity were determined when the supposed businessmen compete with the agreement in secret to increase the prices of goods and services or reduce the quality of the buyer who wishes to obtain products or services through Tenders, and such agreements takeundefined Resources from buyers and taxpayers and reduce public confidence in the competitive process as well as undermine the benefits of competition in the market. " Ali considered that the inherent characteristics of collusive tendering were not competitive, as they ran counter to the purpose of calling for tenders, namely, the purchase of goods or services at the most appropriate prices and conditions, and these tenders might take different forms. He pointed out that the Authority has identified the steps that public bodies must adopt and follow when they need to submit bids and tenders in order to enhance effective competition and reduce risks. These are obtaining the required information before designing the bid or tender and designing the bidding process in order to increase the potential participation By real competitors and clearly define the conditions to avoid the possibility of predicting or predicting them. These include the design of tenders to limit communication between bidders, taking care of the selection of criteria for evaluation and awarding of tenders, working to raise awareness of the risks of manipulating applications and informing the Commission in the event of suspected collusion practices in such applications undefined