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...

Investigation into car advertisements closed

As a result of the advertising sites Blocket and Byt Bil changing their terms and conditions for car dealers wishing to advertise, the Swedish Competition Authority has now closed its investigation.

The County Council of Västerbotten is criticised for unauthorised direct procurement

Press The Swedish Competition Authority has criticised the County Council of Västerbotten for making illegal direct awards of surgical trays. The procurement should have been announced in accordance with the required procurement...

Municipal homes for care and housing were good in the acute refugee situation

Press It was good that the municipalities started their own homes for care and housing (known as HVB homes in Sweden) to take care of children seeking asylum in 2015-2016. Procuring places at private HVB homes would have taken a lo...