Connecting the Dots to Identify Vendor Collusion and Unethical Behavior
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. EDT
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An Ounce of Prevention – Protecting Your Purchasing Process fromUnscrupulous Vendors
Bid-rigging and other collusive vendor schemes can be extremely costly to public entities and the taxpayers they serve.
While it is possible to pursue the wrongdoers and recover overcharges once you have been the victim of an illegal vendor
agreement, it is neither easy nor quick to do so. A public purchaser’s best course of action is to insulate the purchasing
process as much as possible from the outset from these types of schemes. This presentation will educate attendees on
the basics of antitrust law and will offer a proactive approach to deterring collusion at every stage of a competitive
The Ohio perspective
Presentation of the laws surrounding engineering ethics, conflicts or interest, malpractice and general liability. Discussion
surrounding professionalism and ethical issues.
Jerry Garrison, Jerry.Garrison@dot.ohio.gov