New research on competition and procurement

Press How does competition affect work environments in schools? This is one of the new research areas to receive funding from the Swedish Competition Authority. A total of ten new research projects will share this year's SEK 4.7...

Swedish consumers like paying by card

Press Swedish consumers prefer to pay by card, both in physical shops and online. At the same time, the use of mobile payments is increasing. The Swedish Competition Authority has surveyed the payment services market, focusing on t...

Criticism for illegal direct awards

Press Stockholm’s company for school properties, SISAB, has been criticised by the Swedish Competition Authority for not having published a contract notice for the procurement of car pool services, during a period extending over...

English version of interactive guidance regarding distribution agreements

The aim of this guidance is to explain what suppliers and resellers should consider when entering into agreements regarding the purchase and sale of a product or service – what contract terms are permitted, and what are to be...

Worst in the EU at notifying the value of contract awards

Press Sweden is the worst in the EU at notifying the value of contracts awarded in conjunction with public procurement. This contributes to compromised transparency and obstructs the public’s scrutiny of the contracts that are...

Supervision gets results

The Swedish Competition Authority’s 2016 Annual Report looks back on an eventful year. The report presents several examples that show that our supervisory and enforcement activities, and the proposals and measures that we hav...

Court of Appeal reverses previous ruling against care companies

Press The Patent and Market Court of Appeal has now made a different judgement than that of Stockholm District Court and has acquitted three care companies that had been suspected of illegal cooperation prior to a procurement.

Tierp is required to pay procurement fine

Press Tierp’s municipal property company breached procurement rules when Vegavallen was rebuilt. The company is now required to pay a procurement fine of SEK 2.5 million.