The Commission is an independent specialized state body that is authorized to implement the Law on Protection of Competition (LPC), the Public Procurement Act (PPA) and the Concessions Act (PA).
The CPC scope of activity covers all requests on ascertaining infringements of free market competition, direct enforcement of the provisions of Art. 81 and Art. 82 of the EC Treaty, cooperation with the European Commission and the other national competition authorities of the EC member states in conformity to EC Regulation No.1/2003 and EC Regulation No. 139/2004, conducting sector analyses and competition advocacy
Under the rules and procedures, envisaged by the Public Procurement Act and the Concessions Act, the Commission examines the appeals on lawfulness of a decision, actions or lack of actions/omissions of the contracting authorities or concessioners in the public procurement or concession awarding procedure.
29.11.2022The Commission on Protection of Competition approved merger between VP Brands International AD and Veda OOD subject to the commitments proposed by the partiesBy Decision No. 941/24.11.2022, the Commission on Protection of Competition (CPC, the Commission) has approved the acquisition of sole control by „VP Brands International“ AD over „Veda“ OOD, subject to the commitments proposed by the parties.
21.11.2022The Commission for protection of competition has addressed allegations for cartel agreement between “Total El Si” EOOD and “Nai 2015” EOOD for manipulating numerous public procurement proceduresBy Statement № 914/17.11.2022, issued in case № CPC/509/2022, on the grounds of art. 74, para. 1, item 3 of the LPC, the Commission has addressed allegations for committed infringement of art. 15 of the LPC, art. 1, manifested in a prohibited agreement for manipulating numerous public procurement procedures conducted by different contracting authorities in Bulgaria. The addressees of the Statement are “Total El Si” EOOD and “Nai 2015” EOOD, as well as two natural persons who have provided assistance to the infringement.
15.11.2022CPC sanctioned „Veolia Energy Varna“ EAD for committed abuse of dominant positionBy Decision № 890/10.11.2022, ruled on case № KZK-370/2019, the Commission on Protection of Competition imposed a pecuniary sanction in the amount of BGN 845 794 leva on „Veolia Energy Varna“ EAD for committed infringement of art.21, point 2 of LPC.
11.10.2022The CPC imposed a pecuniary sanction and fines on natural persons for failure to comply with the obligation for cooperation with the Commission in the exercise of its powersOn 30.06.2022 the CPC carried out an inspection at the office of a leading retailer of toners and other printing supplies in the investigation of case No.CPC-377/2022