Connecting the Dots to Identify Vendor Collusion and Unethical Behavior

Ohio LTAP Center / Ohio Depart

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. EDT

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Overview

         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

         solicitation.

         The Ohio perspective

         Presentation of the laws surrounding engineering ethics, conflicts or interest, malpractice and general liability. Discussion

         surrounding professionalism and ethical issues.

Speakers

Tom Pannett

Invited Speaker

Ohio Department of Transportation, Division of Construction Management, Office of Contract Sales Read More

Robert Morgan

Invited Speaker

Principal Investigator, Antitrust Section, Office of the Ohio Attorney General Read More

Jennifer Pratt

Invited Speaker

Chief of the Antitrust Section, Office of the Ohio Attorney General Read More

Contact Info

Jerry Garrison, Jerry.Garrison@dot.ohio.gov