The Commission for the Protection of Competition initiated proceedings against the Yerevan Municipality regarding a possible offense in the field of economic competition in the procurement procedures organized for the purpose of acquiring buses in 2021 and 2022.
As a result of the study, it was found that the technical specifications of the invitations to the procurement procedures announced by the Yerevan Municipality apparently set such requirements, the presence of which led or may lead to the creation of unequal conditions for potential participants of the procurement procedures and the limitation of economic competition.
At the same time, the possibility of meeting the standards set by the technical specifications with the standards of vehicles produced by only one entity was recorded, which may indicate the possibility of reaching an agreement with other business entities.
Details of the decision can be found on the commission’s website: at the following link.
Competition Protection Commission