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I am negotiation legislation for a group of small businesses

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I am negotiation legislation for a group of small businesses with a state agency. The agency is asking our industry for a price to provide a service we currently do not provide. To avoid federal and state anti trust issues, we will not discuss this in person. Instead I am planning to use a paper survey without respondent identification, asking our members what they would charge for this service. I would compile the results of the returned paper survey forms and give that to the state agency. Your thoughts?
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If you send a letter out to all of the members, not just select members, asking them for the cost for that particular service without anything further, that would prevent any anti-trust issues, since you are not seeking to control or regulate the pricing, you have proof you merely asked for pricing quotes for a service. So the written requests for pricing information would be the best protection you could have against allegations you were trying to manipulate or fix pricing.

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