Bid rigging undermines the tender process which poses risks to the public procurement agency in paying goods and services at uncompetitively higher prices. The Competition Commission of Brunei Darussalam, CCBD through its Executive Secretariat, highlighted the matter at a dialogue session to reduce bid rigging risk in Public Procurement.
Under the Competition Order 2015, three key anti-competitive conducts prohibited including Anti-Competitive Agreements. The session underscored the important roles of procurement officers in developing competitive public procurement processes by highlighting the key tagline 'Deter, Detect and Report'. The session followed with the handover of educational materials including poster on 'Fighting Bid Rigging in Public Procurement'. The dialogue was participated by the officials from the Energy Department at the Prime Minister's Office.
Source: Radio Television Brunei