On October 2, 2014, Dutch investigative-journalism TV show ZEMBLA aired an episode about possible abuses in public procurement, and the possible involvement of the IT industry therein. The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM), too, has received indications that competition concerns exist in this industry, and has launched an investigation into these indications.
ACM is calling on anyone who has information about fraud connected to government tenders for IT services to share such information with ACM.
ACM welcomes any information from members of the public, businesses, or local governments. Employees, executives, public employees or self-employed professionals are also invited to contact ACM.
ACM can be contacted in three ways, depending on your personal situation:
- Directly: please call +31-70-722-2000 (select option 2) or send an email to info [at] acm [punt] nl
- Anonymously: please call the ACM intelligence unit on +31-70-722-2500. Please use this number if you wish to remain anonymous. More information on anonymous tip offs can be found here
- If you or your company have been involved in a cartel, you have the opportunity to apply for leniency: please contact the ACM Leniency Office on +31-70-722-2302 or send an email to: clementie [at] acm [punt] nl. By applying for leniency, you or your company may qualify for fine immunity or for a lower fine. More information about leniency can be found here