Knivsta Municipality is required to pay procurement fines

Knivsta Municipality kept placing orders after the Swedish Competition Authority had contacted the municipality and opened an investigation regarding illegal direct awarding. This is seen as an aggravating circumstance as the...

New powers to adopt prohibition decisions in merger cases

Director General Rikard Jermsten delivered a speech at the Nordic Compliance Summit on 30 January 2018 on the Swedish Competition Authority’s new powers to adopt prohibition decisions in merger cases. In the speech he outline...

Emmaboda censured for wrongful purchases

Press Emmaboda municipality purchased construction consultancy services without following procurement rules. The Swedish Competition Authority is now censuring the municipality in a supervisory decision.

English translation of the Swedish Procurement Law

The Swedish Competition Authority has pulished an English translation of the Swedish Procurement Law.

Umeå Energi fined for unlawful direct award

Press Umeå Energi AB’s purchase of staffing services without prior publication of a contract notice constitutes a prohibited direct award, according to the Swedish Competition Authority, now filing for the imposition of a public...

Stockholm municipality faced with procurement fines

Press The Swedish Competition Authority finds that Stockholm municipality committed a breach of the procurement rules when it purchased consultancy services without publishing a notice of contract. The Swedish Competition Authority...

Lerum municipality faced with procurement fines

Press Lerum municipality signed a contract for the construction of 30 apartments without advertising the procurement. The Swedish Competition Authority therefore considers the contract an unlawful direct award and demands that the...

Court decision on competition clauses

Press How long are companies allowed to contract that the seller may not compete with the buyer after a company acquisition? This has been a crucial issue in a case that the Swedish Competition Authority has pursued against compani...