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What is single sourcing? 2. Is single sourcing against the principle of Antitrust? 3. To what extent is single sourcing allowed?

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1.Single sourcing means the practice of purchasing from one supplier after negotiation, but without a competitive bidding process.

2.Single sourcing can be against the principle of Antitrust. Government regulations aim to use economic benefits of competition in order to promote national industrial development. Besides, single sourcing is always facing susceptibility to corruption.

3.Single sourcing is allowed only for justifiable reasons. For example if certain goods or services can only be purchased from one supplier because of their unique characteristics.

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