A Question of Ethics: Collusive Bidding Scheme Prompts Indictments

by Tara Hoke, Assistant General Counsel and Contributing Editor; Civil Engineering Magazine, ASCE World Headquarters, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, Virginia.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2011, Vol. 81, Issue 3, Pg. 44-45

Document Type: Editorial


Several paving contractors have been indicted for engaging in a practice known as complementary bidding, which guarantees that one firm will receive a contract if other firms agree to submit pro forma bids.

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