Two firms accused of rigging P114m tender

Competition Commission panel, lawyers and journalists at case hearing yesterday
Competition Commission panel, lawyers and journalists at case hearing yesterday

Two food-supplying companies yesterday appeared before the Competition Commission accused of rigging tenders worth a combined P114 million for the supply of sugar beans to schools across the country.

The companies, Creative Business Solutions, trading as Bread and Butter Foods and Rabbit Group were dragged before the commission by the Competition Authority (CA) on accusation of colluding to fix prices in the multi-million tenders.

 Bread and Butter Foods was awarded tenders worth P58 million for Palapye, Selebi Phikwe, Francistown and Maun while Rabbit Group was awarded tenders worth P56 million for Lobatse, Gaborone and Mahalapye areas.

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