Japanese Contractors Vow To Crack Down On Bid-Rigging

Law360, New York (February 27, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- Japanese contractors accused of rigging bids for construction projects on U.S. bases in Japan will take steps to end the practice, which has become increasingly widespread in public works projects in the country.

After an investigation by the Defense Facilities Administration Agency uncovered the participation of several major contractors in bid-rigging, the companies have pledged to reform their practices.

Most of the reforms center on increased scrutiny of executives, with some companies reassigning executives who oversaw projects in which bid-rigging occurred and others requiring that executives...
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