YEREVAN, January 23./ARKA/. Armenia’s state commission for economic competition instituted administrative proceeding against “Roberto” shop selling clothing, shoes and bags for misleading consumers, the commission’s website reported.
The proceeding was instituted based on complaints from consumers and dissatisfaction expressed in social networks. Hundreds of consumers received sms messages about 50% discount on the whole range, whereas the inspection showed that the discount was offered only on part of the goods.
The commission will carry out an additional investigation and will announce its decision later.
Yesterday’s meeting of the commission presented also the results of the investigation on procurement of foodstuffs, implements and household goods for orphanages and elderly homes.
In this connection, administrative proceeding was instituted against Yereknuk, Amaras-Yus and Sear-Group for violations of procurement procedures. The monitoring showed that the companies were involved in collusive tendering in public procurement. The commission reviewed over 200 tenders held by 88 organizations during its monitoring.
Yereknuk, Amaras-Yus and Sear-Group play a significant role in public sector procurements and in most cases are the main food suppliers. Earlier the companies were fined about 15mln drams. ($1=406.39drams). -0-