Malmö awarded contracts for recruitment services illegally

Press Malmö municipality is required to pay procurement fine of SEK 75,000 after the municipality’s city administration conducted an illegal direct award of contract regarding recruitment services. The Swedish Competition Authority...

Sölvesborg made mistakes when purchasing social worker services

Press Sölvesborg Municipality has conducted illegal direct award of contracts regarding procurements of social worker services and has therefore been ordered by the Swedish Competition Authority to pay SEK 250,000 as a fine/procure...

Corruption limits competition

Press It is not unusual for the Swedish Competition Authority to see signs of suspected corruption in conjunction with an investigation in accordance with the competition and procurement regulations. This is clear from a new report...

Essays on competition and procurement are awarded

Press Search engines, electricity market, healthcare and big data. These are a few of the areas that the winners in the Swedish Competition Authority’s essay competition have delved into. The six authors will share SEK 100 000.

Illegal procurements of temporary physicians

Press Four county councils in Norrland, Sweden, have illegally directly awarded contracts for staffing services. They are therefore ordered by the Swedish Competition Authority to pay between SEK 3.5 million and SEK 5.5 million eac...

Public procurement is a multi-billion kronor business

Press In 2016, the value of purchases in Sweden for which procurement is mandatory amounted to SEK 683bn, or one sixth of GDP. This is set out in the new report Public Procurement Statistics 2018, published by the National Agency f...

Justify why the procurement is not divided

Press More than half of municipalities examined have revealed shortcomings in how they motivate the decision not to divide contracts into lots so that more SMEs can submit bids. According to the procurement regulations, the decisio...

Telge Fastigheter made an impermissible change to a contract

Press When the municipal company Telge Fastigheter was rebuilding Scaniarinken in Södertälje, an impermissible change was made to the contract without a contract notice being advertised, which is required according to the rules. Th...