Around 60% of foreign bribes paid worldwide go on public contracting. Most governments don’t know what they are buying, for how much, from whom.

Read this guide for tips on how to:

  • Issue tenders for things that aren’t needed
  • Fix the process so that ‘your’ company wins
  • Minimize bids from companies you don’t want to win
  • Get companies to form a price-fixing cartel
  • Cheat by deciding who wins
  • Double your money or more as the contract gets implemented by hiking prices or changing the scope of work.

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