In a bid-rigging case involving bidding for work related to the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics test competitions, the Organizing Committee of the Games prepared a document before the bidding, stating that ``in principle, the winning company will receive the order for work up to the finals.'' I found out what I was doing in the interview with the people involved.
The Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office and others suspected that the former deputy director of the Organizing Committee and the person in charge of advertising giant Dentsu had engaged in bid rigging targeting a business worth 40 billion yen, including the operation of the tournament, for violating the Antimonopoly Act. It is believed that a full-scale investigation is underway.
The Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games Organizing Committee is suspected of collusion with multiple companies, including Dentsu, regarding bidding for work related to test competitions for each sport ordered by the Organizing Committee. The District Public Prosecutor's Office and the Japan Fair Trade Commission are conducting an investigation on suspicion of violating the Antimonopoly Act.
The suspects are 26 bids held in 2018 to select contractors for the planning of test competitions, and nine companies, including Dentsu, and one joint venture won the bid for a total of more than 500 million yen. However, according to an interview with a person involved, the explanatory materials prepared by the Organizing Committee prior to bidding stated that, in principle, the company that won the bid would receive the order for work up to the final tournament. I understand
Each of the successful bidders will enter into a free contract, and will receive orders for the operation of the main tournament of the same competition, and the total amount will be about 40 billion yen.
The Special Investigation Department and others suspected that the former deputy director of the organizing committee, who was in charge of running the tournament, and the person in charge of Dentsu, had been involved in bid-rigging for a business worth 40 billion yen, including the operation of the tournament. It is believed that a full-scale investigation is underway on suspicion.
According to the people involved, the former deputy director and Dentsu's staff have admitted to the unauthorized adjustment of orders in response to arbitrary investigations by the Special Investigation Department.