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,...

The Swedish Competition Authority's investigations in the hotel market continue

The Competition Authority is currently examining competition problems in the hotel sector and invited market stakeholders to submit their views in December.

Smarter purchasing through early dialogue

Press There is a need for better dialogue between public purchasers and suppliers, claim the Swedish Competition Authority, the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions, SALAR, as well as Teknikföretagen who are now...

Administrative Court of Appeal: Akademiska Hus must observe the procurement regulations

Press State-owned company Akademiska Hus is required to follow the Swedish Public Procurement Act. The Administrative Court of Appeal in Sundsvall has ruled that it must pay SEK 3 million in procurement fines for an infringement on...

New environmental requirements generate fewer emissions from vehicles

Press The Swedish Competition Authority has updated the environmental requirements for vehicles and transport which can be imposed during public procurement. The requirements aim to reduce emissions of exhaust gas such as carbon...