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...

Lidköping Municipality required to pay procurement fines

Press The Swedish Competition Authority demands Lidköping Municipality to pay procurement fines for an unlawful direct procurement of excavation services.

Region Västra Götaland required to pay procurement fines

Press Region Västra Götaland breached procurement regulations when a contract for a maternity centre was extended without a contract notice being publicised and competitively offered. The Swedish Competition Authority is now...

New tool for a more effective fight against cartels

Press The competition authorities in the Nordic countries now have an effective tool in their fight against cartels and companies who abuse their market power. A new Nordic cooperation agreement makes it easier for the competition...

New Director General appointed to the Swedish Competition Authority

The government has today appointed Rikard Jermsten as Director General of the Swedish Competition Authority. He has most recently held the position of Senior Judge of Appeal, Head of Division at the Administrative Court of...

No exemption from procurement rules for non-profit contractors

Press There is no exception that excludes, for example, non-profit organizations from the procurement rules. This was established by the Swedish Competition Authority in an application concerning Alingsås municipality’s procurement...