Procurement regulations should not stand in the way of refugee accommodation

Press Putting a roof over the heads of the refugees that come to our country is a priority task. When reviewed, directly awarded accommodation contracts should not get bogged down in court proceedings, says the Swedish Competition...

Procurement fine demanded for City of Stockholm

Press City of Stockholm municipal council is facing a SEK 100,000 fine for the unlawful direct award of a contract for the purchase of a noise protection system for a sports centre. The Swedish Competition Authority is now demandin...

Setback for house owners who want a choice of heating system

Press A setback for villa owners in Växjö who wish to heat their houses by other means than the municipality's district heating network. This is the implication of a judgement by the Stockholm District Court, says the Swedish...

New request for procurement fine for Stockholm County Council

Press The Swedish Competition Authority is going to court to obtain a judgement regarding a procurement fine for Stockholm County Council. The council has performed an illegal direct award of pediatric orthopaedic services.

Impose amortization requirement on banks – not borrowers

Press If introduced, an amortization requirement on mortgages should apply per bank and not per borrower. This is the conclusion of the Swedish Competition Authority in a consultation response to the Swedish government.

Many small companies among the suppliers in public procurements

Press Eight out of ten businesses that bid for municipal, county council and government contracts are small companies with less than 50 employees, according to new statistics published by the Swedish Competition Authority and Swedi...

Doctors for hire cost county councils more than SEK 1 billion

Press County councils are paying SEK 1.1 billion a year for doctors for hire in primary care. Direct awards are contributing to a rise in costs. But the problems are structural and cannot be solved with improved framework agreement...

More freedom of choice is good for fund management companies and customers

Press Savers in the Swedish premium pension system are limited to five funds per person. The Swedish Competition Authority proposes that pension savers should have the opportunity to select more than five funds in order to level th...