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Ukraine fines two companies UAH 23 million for collusion at dredging tender in 2015

Staff Writer | October 13, 2017
The Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine has filed Ligos UA (Mariupol, Donetsk region) and Ukrzviazokhydrobud (Odesa) totally UAH 23 million for collusion resulted in the misrepresentation of the results of the tender to buy dredging works at the Yuzhny seaport (Odesa region) announced in August 2015.
Ligos   Competition agency
According to a decision of the committee issued on September 7, 2017, Ligos UA (the winner of the tender) was fined UAH 20.749 million and Ukrzviazokhydrobud – UAH 2.227 million. The fine is to be paid within two months.

These two companies were permitted to take part in the tender. Their offers were UAH 133.69 million (VAT included) and UAH 133.73 million respectively.

Bids of Technorhydrobud Mykolaiv LLC with UAH 129.82 million and Van Oord Ukraine, the subsidiary of Van Oord (the Netherlands) with UAH 133.23 million were rejected.

The contract with Ligos UA was signed on November 5, 2015.