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FTC surcharged participants in bidding for civil engineering construction called by Kagawa Prefecture and Takamatsu City

March 11/2003
Japan Fair Trade Commission

As for bids called by Kagawa-Prefecture and Takamatsu-City, FTC sentenced to pay surcharge to 134 participants in tendering for civil engineering (CE) construction contracts on 6 March 2003 under Section 48-2 (1) of the Antimonopoly Act..

1. Violation pending surcharge payment (recommendation 27 Dec 2001, decision 1 Feb 2002)

 According to the charges, the following corporations conspired to rig bids by designating who would be the winning bidder to undertake projects,being let through private competitive bidding. These acts infringed the provisions of Section 3 of the Antimonopoly Act.

(1) Kagawa-Prefecture

 K.K. Murakami-gumi and 124 other persons whose headquarters or main offices were located in Kagawa-Prefecture
construction site: under jurisdiction of Takamatsu civil engineering office

(2) Takamatsu-CIty

 K.K. Daiou Kohmuten and 128 other persons whose headquarters or main offices were located in Kagawa-Prefecture

2. The total amount of surcharge


violators (persons) violators surcharged surcharge (thousand yen)
Kagawa-Pref. 125 100 555,920
Takamatsu-City 129 100 455,520
Gross 254 200 1,011,440
Actual 163 134  

3. The due date: 7 May 2003

*Every announcement is tentative translation. Please refer to the original text written in Japanese.



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