Annual grants for Research about Procurement Processes and Competition

Press Among the projects for which the Swedish Competition Authority has awarded this year’s research grants are the impact of accounting on procurement regulations and the latest methods for tracking public procurement cartels. Mo...

Price not always the most important thing for the consumer

Press Where food originates and health trends are decisive factors in what food consumers buy. Consumers place a high value on Swedish produce, although competition from imported food remains high. These are the conclusions of a...

Södertälje’s award of a concession contract was not permissible

Press Södertälje Municipality awarded the contract for the operation of the guest harbour in Södertälje without first publishing a contract notice. According to the Swedish Competition Authority, which is the supervisory body of th...

Örebro University is required to pay procurement fines

Press According to the Swedish Competition Authority, Örebro University has made an illegal direct award of consulting services. Therefore, the Swedish Competition Authority is going to court with the demand that the university pay...

UR criticised for incorrect consultancy purchases

Press UR, the Swedish Educational Broadcasting Company, purchased consultancy in Human Resources without adhering to the procurement rules. The Swedish Competition Authority is now criticising UR in a supervisory decision.

Action brought to impose procurement fines on Mariestad

Press The Swedish Competition Authority has brought an action in court to impose a fine/procurement fine of SEK 730,000 on Mariestad Municipality. According to the Swedish Competition Authority, the Municipality is guilty of an...

Telia is not guilty of collusive tendering

Press Telia was not involved in illegal collaboration with its competitor Gothnet in a procurement carried out in Gothenburg in 2009. This is the ruling of the Patent and Market Court of Appeal.

Competition means making a choice

Press Competition in Sweden is functioning well, but there are some deficiencies, mainly in the construction industry and the banking sector. The report also contains descriptions of developments on several other markets, including...