Swedish Competition Authority moves to prohibit pipe deal

Press The Swedish Competition Authority is going to court to stop a corporate merger in the market for district heating pipes. If the two largest of the four companies in the industry are permitted to merge the competition in the...

Risk of price hikes if chicken business deal is allowed

Press The Competition Authority is now going to court to prohibit Kronfågel from acquiring its competitor Lagerberg. If the deal goes through it would mean a significantly impaired competition situation on the chicken market, which...

“White jobs” monitoring by representatives permitted

Press The public procurement rules do not prevent a trade union, for instance, from controlling that a supplier is complying with an agreement once a public procurement process is completed. This is the conclusion of the Swedish...

Herrljunga Municipality faces new procurement fine

Press For the second time, Herrljunga Municipality is facing a procurement fine for unlawfully awarding a contract. But as the municipality has reported its own infringement to the Swedish Competition Authority, the requested fine...

High cartel fines for health care providers

Press Three health care providers that collaborated unlawfully in the procurement of health care services in Stockholm were ordered by Stockholm City Court to pay around SEK 28 million in fines.

Procurement fine for unlawful purchase of computers

Timrå Municipality is facing a procurement fine for unlawfully awarding a direct contract for the procurement of used computers. The Swedish Competition Agency is now filing an application in court to impose a SEK 60,000...

Municipal corporation in Västmanland faces procurement fine

Press VafabMiljö, a municipal corporation, is facing a SEK 10 million procurement fine for the unlawful direct award of a contract.  The Swedish Competition Authority is now filing an application in court to demand that the maximum...

Five essays to share SEK 100,000 in prize money

Press Five winning essays by students on the subject of competition and public procurement are awarded SEK 100,000. The Swedish Competition Authority’s essay competition has been decided.