Cartel conduct in relation to public tenders is criminalised under Law 1340 of 2009. Other cartel conduct is not criminalised.

The offence

It is a criminal offence to enter into an agreement whose purpose or effect could be colluding in public tenders or contests, distributing awarded contracts, or fixing the terms of proposals.



A minimum of six and a maximum of twelve years’ imprisonment and a prohibition on participating in public biddings or executing contracts with public bodies for eight years.


Cartel conduct is not criminalised.

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