EU Business Law Working Papers 1/2019

Mária T. Patakyová: Initial Thoughts on Influence of Artificial Intelligence on Bid Rigging

Collusions within a public procurement procedure have a significant effect on both proper functioning of competition and proper outcome of the procurement procedure. This paper aims to elaborate on the role of artificial intelligence within bid rigging. It shortly presents how algorithms may mitigate investigations conducted by competition authorities. On the other hand, the paper briefs on difficulties which might be brought into competition law enforcement by application of algorithms and artificial intelligence by undertakings. The initial thoughts on these issues discussed in this paper are that artificial intelligence has both positive and negative effects on the bid rigging enforcement.