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OFT Bid Rigging

Wed August 23 2017

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OFT sets out reasons behind its £129.2m of fines

The Office of Fair Trading has published a full breakdown of the reasons behind its £129.2 million of fines handed out to 103 construction firms following its investigation in cover pricing.

The 1,945 page document sets out the legal framework against which each of the infringements was considered by the OFT.

It then assesses the conduct of the accused contractors and then includes a section where it sets out the OFT’s conclusions together with representations from the contractors.

To see the full document click here.

OFT Bid-rigging: The full list of companies & fines

The table below lists the 103 construction companies fined by the OFT, and sets out the fines imposed, after all discounts including for leniency.

Note that some fines apply to two or more companies that formed part of the same infringing undertaking. In those circumstances, all named companies will in general be jointly and severally liable for the full amount of the penalty but where this is not the case, the division of liability is set out under the total penalty.










Company Fine
A. H. Willis Sons Limited £120,018
ARG (Mansfield) Limited (40% leniency) £12,128
Ackroyd Abbott Limited together with its subsidiary Ackroyd Abbott Construction Limited £49,581
Adam Eastwood Sons Limited together with its controlling party the Sir John Eastwood Foundation (40% leniency) £2,006
Admiral Construction Limited (Admiral) together with (for infringements from 31 October 2003) its ultimate parent company A C Holdings Limited (A C Holdings) (45% leniency) £17,406 Admiral only: £17,406 Admiral and A C Holdings: £0
Allenbuild Limited (Allenbuild) and Bullock Construction Limited (Bullock) together with the current ultimate parent company of Allenbuild and the former ultimate parent company of Bullock, Renew Holdings plc (Renew) £3,547,931 Bullock and Renew: £3,052,687 Allenbuild and Renew: £495,245
Apollo Property Services Group Limited formerly known as Apollo London Limited together with its former ultimate parent company Apollo Holdco Limited formerly known as Apollo Group Holdings Limited £2,150,536
Arthur M. Griffiths Sons Limited (35% leniency) £203,592
B A Construction (Leicester) Limited £18,224
Baggaley Jenkins Limited £144,153
Balfour Beatty Construction Limited and Balfour Beatty Refurbishment Limited (for infringements from 2000 onwards) and Mansell Construction Services Limited (for infringements from 19 December 2003), together with their current ultimate parent company Balfour Beatty plc. For infringements involving Mansell prior to 19 December 2003, Mansell and its former ultimate parent company Mansell plc (50% leniency) £5,197,004 Mansell and Mansell plc are jointly and severally liable for the entire penalty
Ballast Nedam N.V. as the ultimate parent company of its dissolved subsidiary Ballast plc £8,333,116
Beaufort Construction (S-in-A) Limited together with its ultimate parent company Beaufort Holdings U.K. Limited £83,703
Bodill Sons (Contractors) Limited (50% leniency) £54,848
Bowmer Kirkland Limited (Bowmer Kirkland) together with its subsidiary B K Property Services Limited (BKPS) £7,574,736 Bowmer Kirkland only: £951,317 Bowmer Kirkland and BKPS: £6,623,420
Bramall Construction Limited (Bramall) and Frank Haslam Milan Company Limited (Frank Haslam Milan) together with their ultimate parent company Keepmoat Limited formerly known as Keepmoat plc (Keepmoat) (40% leniency) £455,235 Bramall and Keepmoat: £455,235 Frank Haslam Milan and Keepmoat: £0
C. J. Ellmore Company Limited £295,979
Caddick Construction Limited together with its ultimate parent company Caddick Group plc £391,323
Carillion JM Limited (45% leniency) £5,375,689
Clegg Construction Limited together with its ultimate parent company Clegg Group Limited formerly known as D E Clegg Holdings Limited (45% leniency) £359,967
Connaught Partnerships Limited together with its ultimate parent company Connaught plc £5,568,868
Crown Point Maintenance Group Limited as the ultimate parent company of its dissolved subsidiary Greenwood Building Contractors (Mansfield) Limited for Greenwood's infringements after 11 June 2002 £3,571
Davlyn Construction Limited (35% leniency) £72,916
Derwent Valley Construction Limited together with its ultimate parent company Chevin Holdings Limited (45% leniency) £24,517
Dukeries Building Company Limited £99,773
Durkan Pudelek Limited now trading as Concentra Limited (Concentra) and Durkan Limited (Durkan Limited), together with the former ultimate parent company of Durkan and the current ultimate parent company of Durkan Limited, Durkan Holdings Limited (Durkan Holdings) £6,720,551 Concentra and Durkan Holdings: £3,283,884 Durkan Holdings alone: £141,952 Durkan Limited and Durkan Holdings: £3,294,715
E. Manton Limited £226,096
E. Taylor Sons (Southwell) Limited, trading as Carmalor Construction £59,261
F. Parkinson Limited together with its ultimate parent company Mowbray Holdings Limited £174,110
Francis Construction Limited together with its ultimate parent company Barrett Estates Services Limited £530,238
Frudd Construction Limited (40% leniency) £65,876
GAJ Construction Limited together with its ultimate parent company GAJ (Holdings) Limited £109,683
G Carter Construction Limited £91,466
G. F. Tomlinson Building Limited together with its ultimate parent company G. F. Tomlinson Group Limited £1,269,270
G G Middleton and Sons Limited £0
G. J. Seddon Limited together with its ultimate parent company Seddon Group Limited £1,516,646
GMI Construction Group plc (GMI) together with (for infringements after 6 February 2005) its current ultimate parent company GMI Construction Holdings plc (GMI Construction Holdings) £1,752,584 GMI only: £1,749,824 GMI and GMI Construction Holdings: £2,760
Geo Houlton Sons Limited together with its ultimate parent company Geo Houlton Sons (Holdings) Limited £265,492
Greswolde Construction Limited together with its ultimate parent company Mantisson Limited £168,559
Hall Construction Group Limited £269,634
Harlow Milner Limited (45% leniency) £23,170
Harold Adkin Sons (Sutton-In-Ashfield) Limited £5,936
Haymills (Contractors) Limited now trading as Straw Realisations (No1) Limited (Haymills) together with (for infringements prior to 26 May 2004) its former ultimate parent company Corringway Conclusions plc (Corringway) and (for infringements after 26 May 2004) its current ultimate parent company Haymills Group Limited (Haymills Group) £781,440 Haymills and Corringway: £769,593 Haymills and Haymills Group: £11,848
Henry Boot Construction (UK) Limited together with its ultimate parent company Henry Boot plc (45% leniency) £1,074,441
Herbert Baggaley Construction Limited together with its ultimate parent company Baggaley Group Limited (45% leniency) £198,043
Hill Bros. (Nottingham) Limited £5,808
Hobson Porter Limited (45% leniency) £574,507
Holroyd Construction Limited (Holroyd) together with (for infringements prior to 30 March 2005) its former ultimate parent company Holderness Investments Limited (Holderness) and (for infringements after 30 March 2005) its current ultimate parent company Holroyd Construction Group Limited (Holroyd Group) £200,784 Holroyd and Holderness: £179,026 Holroyd and Holroyd Group: £21,759
Interclass Public Limited Company together with its ultimate parent company Interclass Holdings Limited £464,406
Interserve Project Services Limited together with its ultimate parent company Interserve plc £11,634,750
Irwins Limited (Irwins) and Jack Lunn (Construction) Limited (Jack Lunn) together with their ultimate parent company Jack Lunn (Holdings) Limited (Jack Lunn Holdings) (45% leniency) £314,933 Jack Lunn and Jack Lunn Holdings: £294,252 Irwins and Jack Lunn Holdings: £20,681
J. Harper Sons (Leominster) Limited together with its ultimate parent company Harper Group plc £713
JH Hallam (Contracts) Limited together with its ultimate parent company JH Hallam (R J) Limited (45% leniency) £359,588
J. J. A. R. Jackson Limited £28,963
J. J. McGinley Limited (J J McGinley), together with its former ultimate parent company McGinley Holdings Limited (McGinley Holdings) £732,901 J J McGinley and McGinley Holdings: £225,990 J J McGinley alone: £506,911
John Cawley Limited (65% leniency) £5,476
John Sisk Son Limited together with its ultimate parent company Sicon Limited £6,191,627
K. J. Bryan (Builders) Limited £23,930
Kier Regional Limited together with its ultimate parent company Kier Group plc £17,894,438
Lemmeleg Limited together with its ultimate parent company Rok plc £1,387
Lindum Construction Co. Limited (Lindum) together with its ultimate parent company Lindum Group Limited (Lindum Group) £496,017 Lindum Group only: £464,900 Lindum and Lindum Group: £31,117
Linford Group Limited together with its ultimate parent company F. E. V. Linford Limited £359,714
Loach Construction Development Limited (40% leniency) £46,923
Lotus Construction Limited £791,062
Milward Construction (Belper) Limited £68,766
Morgan Ashurst plc formerly known as Bluestone plc together with its ultimate parent company Morgan Sindall plc (45% leniency) £286,593
North Midland Construction plc £1,543,813
P D H Developments Limited (formerly trading as G. Hurst Sons (Contractors) Limited) together with its ultimate parent company G. Hurst Sons Limited £1,289
P. Casey Co. Limited (P Casey) together with its current ultimate parent company The Casey Group Limited (The Casey Group) £287,197 P Casey and The Casey Group: £242,537 P Casey alone: £44,660
P. Waller Limited (40% leniency) £56,889
Pearce Construction (Midlands) Limited (Pearce), together with its parent ISG Pearce Limited (formerly Pearce Group Limited, formerly Pearce Group plc) (Pearce Group) and their former ultimate parent company Crest Nicholson plc (Crest Nicholson) £5,188,846 Pearce, Pearce Group and Crest Nicholson: £4,369,555 Pearce and Pearce Group: £819,291
Peter Baines Limited £31,119
Phoenix Contracts (Leicester) Limited (40% leniency) £91,053
Propencity Group Limited (Propencity) together with its wholly owned subsidiary companies, ISG Jackson Limited (Jackson), ISG Regions Limited formerly known as Totty Construction Group Limited (Totty), ISG Regions Building Limited formerly known as Totty Building Services Limited (Totty Building) and Propencity Limited (50% leniency) £98,042 Totty Building: £98,042 Jackson: £0 Propencity: £0
Quarmby Construction Company Limited together with its ultimate parent company St James Securities Holdings Limited £881,749
Quarmby Construction (Special Projects) Limited together with its ultimate parent company Justgrade Limited £114,679
R Durtnell Sons Limited together with its ultimate parent company R Durtnell Sons (Holdings) Limited £711,115
R. G. Carter Limited (R G Carter) and R. G. Carter Building Limited (R G Building) together with their ultimate parent company R. G. Carter Holdings Limited (R G Holdings) £2,981,580 R G Carter and R G Holdings: £677,778 R G Building and R G Holdings: £2,303,802
Richardson Projects Limited £595,747
Robert Woodhead Limited together with its ultimate parent company Robert Woodhead Holdings Limited £411,595
Robinson Sawdon Limited £172,661
Shaylor Construction Limited £318,580
Simons Construction Limited (Simons) and Wrights Construction (Lincoln) Limited (Wrights (Lincoln)) together with their ultimate parent company Simons Group Limited (Simons Group) (40% leniency) £838,685 Simons and Simons Group: £724,689 Wrights (Lincoln) and Simons Group: £113,996
Sol Construction Limited together with its ultimate parent company Barkbury Limited (45% leniency) £1,835,702
Speller-Metcalfe Malvern Limited £389,758
Stainforth Construction Limited £156,737
Strata Construction Limited (formerly trading as Weaver) (45% leniency) £692,285
T. C. Williams (Builders) Limited (40% leniency) £87,966
T. Denman Sons (Melton Mowbray) Limited £90,521
Thomas Fish Sons Limited now trading as TF Realisations Limited together with its ultimate parent company Fish Holdings Limited (40% leniency) £170,131
Thomas Long Sons Limited together with its ultimate parent company Radford Holdings Limited £210,095
Thomas Vale Construction plc together with its ultimate parent company Thomas Vale Holdings Limited (50% leniency) £1,020,473
Thorndyke Limited £173,560
Try Accord Limited (Try Accord) and Galliford Try Construction Limited (Galliford Construction) together with their ultimate parent company Galliford Try plc (Galliford Try) £8,333,329 Try Accord and Galliford Try: £7,812,563 Galliford Construction and Galliford Try: £520,768
W. R. Bloodworth Sons Limited (35% leniency) £10,854
Wiggett Bros Co Limited £15,923
Wildgoose Construction Limited (50% leniency) £309,204
William Sapcote and Sons Limited together with its ultimate parent company Sapcote Holdings Limited £342,601
William Woodsend Limited £53,970
Willmott Dixon Construction Limited together with its ultimate parent company Willmott Dixon Limited now trading as Willmott Dixon Holdings Limited £4,534,760
Wright (Hull) Limited together with its ultimate parent company T. Wright Son (Holdings) Limited £529,923
Wygar Construction Co Limited together with its ultimate parent company Wygar (Holdings) Limited £67,877
York House Construction Limited (45% leniency) £239,525