Supply of paper products

In June 2003, the Bureau received information that three suppliers of paper products had rigged their bids on three tenders for two Ontario school boards. After a thorough analysis of the tender documents, a representative of the Bureau met with the three suppliers in August 2003 to discuss the allegations. Subsequently, the companies agreed to stop bid-rigging and to ensure that officers, employees, agents and assigners did not agree to arrange any future bids. In addition, the school boards removed the names of the three suppliers from their lists of approved suppliers.

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