Bid-rigging, price-fixing and other agreements between competitors — Reporting illegal agreements
It is important to report illegal agreements such as bid-rigging, price-fixing, market allocation or supply restrictions.
Note: We conduct our investigations in private. Subject to certain exceptions, we will keep your identity and the information you provide confidential.
How to report
If you have evidence of wrongdoing
If it relates to bid-rigging and the tendering authority is the federal government
- Contact the Federal Contracting Fraud Tip Line:
- by phone at 1-844-365-1616
- by leaving an anonymous tip using the online form.
If it relates to bid-rigging and you are the tendering authority
- In addition to contacting us:
- Take detailed notes of any suspicious activity and do not discuss your concerns with the suspected companies.
- If you are currently involved in a suspicious tendering process, decide whether to continue with the tender.
- Report wrongdoing
If you believe your employer is involved in an illegal agreement
- Call us at 1‑800‑348‑5358 (TTY: 1‑866‑694‑8389) and press "0" to talk to an officer.
A whistleblower is a person who voluntarily provides information to the Competition Bureau about a possible past, present, or future violation of the Competition Act.
Under section 66.1 of the Competition Act, when we provide you with an assurance of confidentiality as a whistleblower, your identity and any information that could reveal your identity becomes confidential and cannot be communicated without your consent.
If you have been (or are) a participant in an illegal agreement
If you are a current or former participant in bid-rigging, price-fixing and other illegal agreements, consider contacting the Bureau as soon as possible. You should also seek legal advice.
Immunity or leniency from prosecution may be available if you:
- are willing to terminate your participation
- come forward with information
- continue to provide information (evidence), and
- fully cooperate with us throughout the investigation and subsequent prosecution.
Incentives for cooperating with an investigation
- Communication of confidential information under the Competition Act
- Immunity and Leniency programs under the Competition Act
- Protection for whistleblowers
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