Pitfalls in the procurement of works contracts

Press A lack of knowledge may lead to major procurements of works contracts being conducted in violation of applicable rules. This was the conclusion made in a report by the Swedish Competition Authority.

New rules put a stop to the illegal direct award of contracts

Press Municipal and government authorities that have been involved in the illegal direct award of contracts may be ordered to pay a penalty (fines) or see the cancellation of contracts that they have entered into. This is the effec...

Swedish Competition Authority has investigated casino operations

The State owned gaming operator AB Svenska Spel and its subsidiary Casino Cosmopol will conduct a series of measures to reduce the risk of the casino operations distorting competition with private dining and entertainment...

Great interest shown in starting new pharmacies

Press A large number of new pharmacies and increased accessibility for many consumers. These are the findings of a report conducted by the Swedish Competition Authority for the Swedish Government a year and a half after the...

‘No’ to an Act on procurements promoting innovation

The Swedish Competition Authority welcomes the procurements promoting innovation that are highlighted in the report and also shares the view of the Inquiry and descriptions of the possibilities available for measures to promo...

Joint resolutions by the heads of the competition authorities in the EU

Do not give the EU milk producers the right to negotiate prices through their organizations of interests. The heads of the 27 national competition authorities and the Directorate General of Competition of the European...

The Swedish Competition Authority follows up previous commitment

Five years ago Schneider Electric committed to make certain changes to its discount and bonus system. After an investigation of the company’s fulfilment of its commitment, the Swedish Competition Authority has decided not to...

New procurement authority to be financed by funds allocated by the State

The Swedish Competition Authority is backing the Swedish Agency for Public Management’s proposal to coordinate procurement support services within a new authority.