CCS Issues Infringement Decision for Bid-rigging in Electrical Services and Asset Tagging Tenders


CCS 700/003/15

Case Title

CCS issues Infringement Decision for Bid-Rigging in Electrical Services and Asset Tagging Tenders

Decision Date

28 November 2017

Case Summary

The Competition Commission  of Singapore (“CCS”) has issued an Infringement Decision against the following entities for their involvement in bid-rigging[1] in the tenders for the provision of:

a. electrical services[2] for the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix for 2015 to 2017 (“F1 Tender”),

i. Chemicrete Enterprises Pte. Ltd. (“Chemicrete”), Cyclect Electrical Engineering Pte. Ltd. (“Cyclect Electrical”) and Cyclect Holdings Pte. Ltd. (“Cyclect Holdings”) (together the “Cyclect Group”);

ii. HPH Engineering Pte. Ltd. (“HPH”); and

iii. Peak Top Engineering Pte. Ltd. (“Peak Top”).

b. asset tagging services for GEMS World Academy (Singapore) (“GEMS Tender”),

i. Cyclect Group; and

ii. HPH.

Further information on the investigation, analysis of the case and the basis of calculation of the financial penalty imposed on the infringing parties are set out in the Infringement Decision.

Useful links:

Infringement Decision and Media Release

[1] Bid-rigging occurs when tenderers or bidders coordinate their bids in tenders or auctions.

[2] This comprises the design and calculation, the provision and management of labour, the provision of materials and equipment to transport, the installation and removal of electrical works, the inspection of existing electrical switchboards, the distribution of boards and equipment and the provision of maintenance and service support to lighting and electrical items during the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix event.