This study monitors proposal and bidding patterns and performs market share analysis,vendor competition analysis, pricing analysis in District Seven. The data was collected withspecifications listed in Selection Criteria indicated below. The goal is to search for signs of bidcollusion, such as:
Rotation bid; vendors take turns to be low bidder
Prices mysteriously drop when a new bidder enters the market
Primary winner subcontracts to one or more primary losers
Sham bid; vendor agrees not to bid and receives a subcontract or payoff for return
Identical line item but prices vary a lot on different contracts that are close in time or location
Complementary bid; vendor intentionally bids high to lose
Bids are very close; vendors might know each other’s price
Some part of contract bidding low and inexplicably high in another part
Area of Study
:District Seven, a total of five counties (Citrus, Hernando,Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas)
Contract Letting Date
:January 01, 2003 to December 31, 2008
:All Construction and Traffic Operation contractslet by Central Office and District Seven.
Contract Letting Status:
awarded contracts selected.
Contract Awarded Amount:
Select Model, Market Share Model, Vendor CompetitionModel, Line Item Profile Model.
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