Umeå Energi fined for unlawful direct award

Press Umeå Energi AB’s purchase of staffing services without prior publication of a contract notice constitutes a prohibited direct award, according to the Swedish Competition Authority, now filing for the imposition of a public...

Stockholm municipality faced with procurement fines

Press The Swedish Competition Authority finds that Stockholm municipality committed a breach of the procurement rules when it purchased consultancy services without publishing a notice of contract. The Swedish Competition Authority...

Lerum municipality faced with procurement fines

Press Lerum municipality signed a contract for the construction of 30 apartments without advertising the procurement. The Swedish Competition Authority therefore considers the contract an unlawful direct award and demands that the...

Court decision on competition clauses

Press How long are companies allowed to contract that the seller may not compete with the buyer after a company acquisition? This has been a crucial issue in a case that the Swedish Competition Authority has pursued against compani...

Public procurements worth SEK 642 billion

Press In 2015, the public sector was responsible for procurements with an approximate value of SEK 642 billion. This is equivalent to about a sixth of Sweden's BNP (excluding VAT). When Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) take pa...

Essays about medication and rental agreements receive prizes from the Swedish Competition Authority

Press Over the counter medicines and rental agreements were the subjects of two winning essays in the annual Swedish Competition Authority essay competition. Karin Fura and Elsa Horn af Rantzien were awarded first prize in the...

Södertälje required to pay procurement fines

Press According to the Swedish Competition Authority, Södertälje Municipality acted in breach of the procurement rules when entering into an agreement regarding business support. For this reason, the Authority is now referring the...

Bollebygd criticised for purchase of modular housing

Press The Swedish Competition Authority has criticised Bollebygd Municipality after a breach of procurement regulations. The municipality’s procurement of modular housing in June 2016 was not advertised in accordance with...