Procurement Collusion Strike Force

U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division seal. Procurement Collusion Strike Force. Coordinated national response to collusion and antitrust crimes in public procurement.

The Procurement Collusion Strike Force (PCSF) leads a coordinated national response to combat antitrust crimes and related schemes in government procurement, grant, and program funding at all levels of government—Federal, state, and local. The PCSF is comprised of the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, multiple U.S. Attorneys’ Offices around the country, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Inspectors General for multiple Federal agencies.

Report Possible Violations

Report Procurement Collusion

See also the Division's Leniency Program for corporations and individuals.

Training on Collusion for Inspectors General and Procurement Officials

The PCSF is committed to working with the Inspectors General of agencies receiving Federal funds, as well as government procurement officials, to train individuals at all levels of the funding process to better deter and detect antitrust crimes affecting government procurement, grant, and program funding.

  • Who needs to be trained: Federal, state, and local agency procurement and grant officers, as well as agency auditors and investigators.
  • What is the focus of training: Identifying the red flags of collusion.
  • What are the goals of training:
    • Prevent collusion and related crimes in the process of awarding contracts and grants.
    • Identify and investigate possible collusion and related crimes relating to contracts or grants that have been awarded for potential criminal prosecution.

To schedule training or request more information, send an email to pcsf@usdoj.gov.

Resources

Video: Recognizing Antitrust Conspiracies and Working with the Antitrust Division | Slides

Red Flags of Collusion

Antitrust Laws and You: Learn about antitrust laws

September 28, 2005

Price Fixing, Bid Rigging, and Market Allocation Schemes: What They Are and What to Look For

July 2019

Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs in Criminal Antitrust Investigations

Press Release

November 5, 2019

Justice Department Announces Procurement Collusion Strike Force: a Coordinated National Response to Combat Antitrust Crimes and Related Schemes in Government Procurement, Grant and Program Funding

Related Internet Sites

Updated November 6, 2019

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