Court provides guidance on issue of municipal sales operations

Press A ruling has finally been made by the Swedish Market Court in respect of the court action initiated by the Swedish Competition Authority concerning municipal sales activities. Operations at Strömstad’s indoor swimming pool an...

Stop for Orkla’s purchase of Cederroth’s weight loss products

Press The Swedish Competition Authority is now going to court to stop the company Orkla from buying Cederroth’s brand Allévo. Both companies are active in the Swedish market for food replacement and meal replacement products.

Haninge Bostäder to pay SEK 9 million in fines

Press The Administrative Court of Appeal takes a serious view of the public housing Haninge Bostäder AB’s involvement in a planned business deal, in which the company became the client of a construction contract through an...

Time limit on local plans will speed up housing construction and increase competition

Press Stop the “hoarding” of buildable land by imposing a deadline on local plans. This is the Swedish Competition Authority proposal for speeding up the construction rate in Sweden, according to a report on competition in the...

Imposing requirements on a level with Swedish collective agreements a possibility

Press The Swedish Competition Authority has published a report on the possibilities that procuring authorities have for including work and employment conditions that are on a level with Swedish collective agreements when procuring...

In-house procurements of waste management services a “no-no”

Press Several municipalities in the Skåne region have broken the procurement rules by procuring services from waste management companies that they co-own. The Swedish Competition Authority has concluded that many of the...

Swedish Competition Authority appeals ruling on SJ to a higher instance

Press The Swedish Competition Authority is appealing a ruling on the Swedish State Railway’s (SJ) procurement status to the Supreme Administrative Court. This is to establish conclusively whether SJ is required to follow the...

Call for high procurement fines to be imposed on Stockholm County Council

Press Stockholm County Council signed an agreement regarding home care services without exposing the procurement to competition. As a result of this illegal direct award, the Swedish Competition Authority is now calling for a...