The Competition Authority adjusts the basic amount of the fine to take into account mitigating circumstances, which may result from:

– the specific procedures for public procurement and the limited number of suppliers;

– the absence of regulation;

– the absence of or negligible effects of the agreement;

– the limited duration of the practice;

– whether the anticompetitive behavior has ended;

– the actions of a third party;

– the role played by the undertaking or body that was the victim of the cartel;

– the undertaking’s vulnerable position;

– the low level of involvement of the undertaking.