Procurement fines imposed on the Police

Press The Swedish Competition Authority is currently bringing a claim before the court and requesting that the Police Authority should be ordered to pay a penalty/procurement fine in the amount of SEK 400,000 for having procured...

Hällefors Municipality faces procurement fine

Press The Swedish Competition Authority is demanding that Hällefors Municipality pays SEK 190,000 in procurement fines for the illegal direct award of two contracts. The contracts concern carpentry and painting works on a building ...

Public supervision of procurements yields results

Press The majority of procuring authorities that has been subject of the Swedish Competition Authority’s supervisory decisions end up making changes to their routines. This is one of the findings of a Swedish Competition Authority...

Report with facts and figures on public procurement in English

The report "Facts and figures on public procurement. Statistics concerning procurements conducted during 2014" is now available in an English version. The report is a joint publication from the Swedish Competition Authority a...

Circular Economy requires new market-oriented solutions

Press Adapting to circular economy requires a new way of thinking, new organisational solutions and technical innovation. This is the conclusion of Nordic competition authorities in a joint report. 

Change, progress and looking ahead to the future

The Swedish Competition Authority’s 2015 Annual Report contains several examples of where the law has been applied, or where proposals or measures have been implemented in order to drive the Authority forward so it can achiev...

New interactive guide for direct contract awards

Press A new interactive guide outlining whether contracts can be awarded directly has been produced by the Swedish Competition Authority and the National Agency for Public Procurement. It addresses the exceptions to the public...

Unexpected U-turn by court

Press The Swedish Market Court has reached a completely different conclusion than the one Stockholm City Court did earlier. The decision means that Borås Municipality’s service office does not violate the competition law if continu...