Easier to make toxic-free purchases for preschools

Press It should be easy to buy non-toxic furniture, textiles, toys and kitchen equipment for preschools. The Swedish Competition Authority has been commissioned by the Government to develop a requirements package that will help...

Commitments given by Booking.com benefit consumers

Press Everyone who books a hotel room benefits, now that the market-leading online travel agency Booking.com has committed to change its contracts with hotels in order to address competition concerns. The Swedish Competition...

Split procurements may encourage more companies to deliver food

Press It is still difficult to get tenders from small and medium-sized suppliers when municipalities, county councils and the state buys food and meal services. This is despite the fact that the market is worth SEK 10 billion a yea...

Prizewinners for excellent sustainable public purchasers and suppliers selected

Press At the conference on Sustainable Procurement, the Swedish Competition Authority awarded two prizes, one to an excellent sustainable supplier and one to a public purchaser. The winners are Atea, for its active work on climate...

Updated environmental requirements for the procurement of tyres

Press Vehicle tyres affect the environment in several ways: tyres may contain substances that are a hazard to health and the environment, among other things, and there is great potential for energy savings through the choice of...

Umeå and Skellefteå are facing procurement fines

Press Umeå municipality and Skellefteå municipality are facing procurement fines of SEK 140,000 each  as they have not adhered to the public procurement regulations. The Swedish Competition Authority is now taking the municipalitie...

Positive decision that gives more power to estate agent clients

Press The decision of Swedbank, which already owns Fastighetsbyrån, to cancel the purchase of Svensk Fastighetsförmedling is a great success for sellers of properties, according to the Swedish Competition Authority.

Lund municipality to receive a procurement fine for illegal direct award

Press A claim has been brought against Lund municipality, entailing a SEK 250,000 procurement fine for not having followed the rules for public procurement. The Swedish Competition Authority has brought a claim before the court,...