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...

Södertälje Municipality faces procurement fine

Press Södertälje Municipality broke the procurement regulations when it concluded an agreement for the operation of the nursing and care homes Oxbackshemmet and Cederströmska gården. The Swedish Competition Authority demands that t...

Grants of SEK 5 million for new research into competition and procurement

Press More than five million Swedish kronor will be distributed to new research into competition and public procurement. The Swedish Competition Authority’s Council for Research Issues has distributed research grants to ten new...

The Swedish Competition Authority is taking legal action against Nasdaq OMX

Press The Stockholm Stock Exchange/Nasdaq OMX abused a dominant market position when they prevented the trading platform Burgundy from using a vital data centre. The Swedish Competition Authority is therefore taking legal action...

Mixed reception for parliamentary committee report

Press The Swedish Competition Authority agrees with the parliamentary comittee "Överprövningsutredningen" (SOU 2015:12) in its view on temporary direct award of contracts during an on-going review process. However, the Swedish...

212,000 companies deliver to the public sector

Press Some 212,000 companies and other organisations do business with municipalities, county councils and government agencies. This means that a large proportion of companies in Sweden are suppliers to the public sector. But many o...