Participant of the mass of the cartel in Russia explained the reason for the conspiracy

The participants of the mass of a cartel in Russia could not alone execute major contracts and are therefore divided the order on the basis of production capacity. About this “Kommersant” said Michael Denisyuk — the representative of open company “Garment factory “Dynamo”, which is one of the defendants in this case.

According to Denisyuk, “was a choice, whether to attempt to perform the contract, and the absence of orders, in a small village almost guaranteed kills plants”.

He noted that “market participants are interested to FAS impartially considered the situation, then the conclusions will produce the effect.” Otherwise, said Denisyuk, the situation looks as “punitive ” cleansing” of the market by threats of ruin parties by charges of collusion.

August 11, FAS announced the opening of “unprecedented scope” of the cartel of dozens of garment factories that have teamed up to bid for the supply of clothing for the needs of the Ministry of internal Affairs, FSB and Federal customs service. According to the Agency, in terms of the collusion were 18 public auction totaling more than 3.5 billion rubles.

As told in interview to TV channel the head of Department for combating cartels FAS Andrey Tenishev, the investigation against the cartel lasted six months and was started after the interior Ministry drew attention to the situation with the auctions. The interior Ministry noticed that the auction for the supply of uniforms for security forces included up to 40 companies that paid software application but then not traded and not cut prices.

As writes “Kommersant” familiar with the full decision of the FAS, in preparation for the trading participants of the cartel were determined by the “contract holder”, which is then entered into the supply agreements or purchase and sale with the loser. Criterion collusion FAS calls of a single digital signature, the same phone numbers, emails and IP addresses of participants. However, as told the publication Director of the trading platform Dmitry Pangin, we can talk about using them tender brokers.

One of the losing contestants, who claimed to be one of the contracts for 236 mln, was holding for the production of workwear “BTK Group”. FAS believe that reducing the initial maximum price of the auction by 5.5% due to the appearance at auction of this company is not a member of the cartel.