Third engineering firm to pay $750,000 in settlement for Quebec bid-rigging
“The payments in these settlements are over and above what the companies have already reimbursed to the affected municipalities. I hope that sends a clear message to those who think they can steal money from taxpayers by rigging bids.”
Senior Deputy Commissioner, Cartels and Deceptive Marketing Practices
Norda Stelo will make annual payments totaling $750,000 to the Receiver General for Canada over the next four years.
The company conspired with competing engineering firms to rig bids on infrastructure contracts in Québec City and Lévis between 2006 and 2012, the period varying for each municipality.
Bid-rigging raises the cost of products or services. Bid-rigging on municipal contracts amounts to a theft of taxpayers’ money that could otherwise be spent on important public needs.
If you suspect that you are a victim of big-rigging or have information about a bid-rigging scheme, please contact the Competition Bureau.
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