The Council issued its Resolution No. (2008/29) dated 26/2/1429H, to continue procedures for inquiry, gathering of evidence, investigation, and prosecution of a potential violation by companies producing advanced medical gases of any of the provisions of the Competition Law in connection with a Ministry of Health's tender.
On 19/11/1431H, the case against a number of defendants was referred to the Committee for Review and Adjudication of Competition Law Violations.
In implementation of the Competition Law, the Committee for Review and Adjudication of Competition Law Violations issued its Decision No. (108) dated 6/4/1433H penalizing the defendants, including Abdullah Hashim Industrial Equipment Co., for committing the violation of bid-rigging in a Ministry of Health’s tender, which is punishable under Article 4 of the Competition Law.
The company filed a complaint before the Board of Grievances within the statutory period. The Administrative Court issued its ruling dismissing the case and upholding the decision of the Adjudication Committee; later, the decision was also upheld by the Administrative Court of Appeal. Accordingly, the violating entity was named and shamed pursuant to Article 12 of the Competition Law.