Chief Researcher of the Center for Public-Private Partnership Research, Associate Professor of Public Administration of the Graduate School of Management of St. Petersburg University (GSOM SPbU) Andrei Ivanov held a webinar "Identification of collusion in an English auction with a slight price reduction". The event took place in the framework of the Permanent All-Russian Online Seminar on Public Procurement Research, organized by the Southern Federal University.
At the webinar some results of the project "Development of methods to counter suppliers’ collusion in the electronic auctions for public hospitals' procurement in Russia” were presented (Grant from St. Petersburg University, project No. 60419987, Academic Advisors: Evgeny Gilenko, executors: Andrey Ivanov, Anastasia Golubeva, Olga Bezhenar).
The participants of the seminar got acquainted with the modeling of suppliers' behavior in the Eng-lish auction used in the Russian Federation, and sufficient collusion conditions in auctions that ended with a price reduction of 0% (it is allowed by domestic legislation), 0.5% and 1% have been presented.
Practical recommendations on changing the regulatory policy and the public procurement regulation itself, aimed at countering collusion of suppliers in auctions, were positively assessed by the participants of the seminar.