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JFTC surcharged participants in bidding for construction works called by City of Chiba and Chiba City Urban Development Corporation

October 10/2003
Japan Fair Trade Commission

As for bids called by City of Chiba and Chiba City Urban Development Corporation (hereinafter “City of Chiba etc.”), the Japan Fair Trade Commission(hereinafter, “JFTC”) ordered 81 participants in tendering for construction works to pay surcharge in accordance with Section 48-2(1) of the Antimonopoly Act.

1. Violation related to surcharge (recommendation 30 Oct 2002, decision 4 Dec 2002 (decision for one constructor 8 Jan 2003))

The following companies conspired to rig bids by predetermining a winning bidder to enter into contracts let through competitive bidding. These acts infringed Section 3 of the Antimonopoly Act.

(1)122 constructors of civil engineering

Parties Concerned: Ito Komuten K.K. and 121 other corporations.
The Bidding Process: designated competitive bidding process etc.

(2)100 constructors of paving roads

Parties Concerned: Onagi Gumi K. K. and 99 other corporations.
The Bidding Process: designated competitive bidding process etc.

2. The total amount of surcharge


Violators(Corporations) Violators surcharged Surcharge(Thousand Yen)
Civil Engineering 122 73 901,340
Paving Roads 100 57 183,350
Gross
(Actual)
222
(128)
130
(81)
1,084,690

3. The due date of payment: 8 December 2003

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


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