The Competition Commission of Singapore (“the Commission”) has today issued its first infringement decision under the Competition Act (“the Act”) against six pest control companies. The companies were found to have infringed section 34 of the Act, which prohibits bid-rigging or collusive tendering.
The six companies are:
Aardwolf Pestkare (S) Pte Ltd;
Alliance Pest Management Pte Ltd ;
Elite Pest Management Pte Ltd;
Killem Pest Pte Ltd;
PestBusters Pte Ltd; and
Rentokil Initial (S) Pte Ltd.
The companies colluded to submit tenders or quotations for termite treatment projects involving the use of Agenda, which is a pesticide. The projects were Raffles Hotel, Alexandra Hospital, Temasek Junior College, a private school and two condominiums.
Further information on CCS’ investigation, analysis of the case and the basis for the calculation of the financial penalty imposed on the infringing parties are set out in the Infringement Decision (ID) and the document is available here.