Letter from the CMA to procurement professionals on bid-rigging

Open letter to procurement and supply professionals on how to detect and deter bid-rigging.



Bid-rigging is a serious type of anti-competitive activity. It can drive up the prices of contracts for vital goods or services and deny purchasers from getting true value for money.

Procurement and supply professionals need to know where and how bid-rigging can occur during a tender process. This open letter provides information and advice to help purchasers detect suspicious activity and avoid becoming victims of bid-rigging.

Published 20 June 2016
Last updated 15 December 2017 + show all updates
  1. Letter updated to reflect launch of the CMA’s screening for cartels tool.
  2. First published.