Prioritised monitoring could help improve HVB procurements

Press A large number of municipalities are experiencing difficulties procuring homes for the care or residence of children and adolescents (HVB) with this type of need. The Swedish Competition Authority has mapped out the most...

Forcing construction costs down with prefab housing

Press There are opportunities for improving competitive tendering when public housing companies procure the construction of new housing projects. This is one of the findings of a new report from the Swedish Competition Authority.

Cooperation against bid-rigging cartels and corruption

It is natural that the Competition Authority cooperates with other authorities in Sweden and abroad to identify and prevent, bid-rigging cartels. This was stressed by the Swedish Competition Authority’s Director-General Dan...

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...