Red Flag: Failure to Make Bidding Documents Available

Project officials can reduce competition and exclude qualified bidders by limiting access to bidding documents, usually as the result of corruption.

This can be accomplished by, among other methods, refusing to sell the documents to certain bidders, physically preventing the bidders from purchasing the documents, increasing the cost of the documents or falsely claiming that they are unavailable.

This red flag can indicate the following schemes:

Click on the schemes listed above to see more information on each scheme, a more complete listing of their red flags and steps to determine if the schemes are actually present.