Clarification from the Court of Justice of the European Union regarding SJ:s obligation to apply the utilities procurement rules

Press The utilities procurement rules cover the provision of transport services by railway to the public. This has been laid down by the Court of Justice in a preliminary ruling, requested by the Supreme Administrative Court in...

Östra Göinge made illegal purchase in excess of frame agreement

Press Östra Göinge Municipality made an illegal direct award of contract when a new building was constructed at the municipality’s bathing facility Trollabadet. The Swedish Competition Authority has now brought an action in court,...

It should be easy to do the right thing

Press Several of the proposed simplifications of the procurement rules that are set out in the report “Möjligt, tillåtet och tillgängligt” (Possible, permitted and accessible) are good and should be implemented. This is declared by...

Continued Competition in the Recycling Industry

Press The Swedish Packaging and Newspaper Collection Service (FTI) must give a rival company continued access to recycling stations. This according to a decision of the Patent and Market Court that upholds a decision of the the...

Dalarna and Gotland procured air medical services incorrectly

Press Dalarna County Council and Region Gotland are charged with fines/procurement damages for illegally directly awarding air ambulance contracts. The procurements were not advertised in accordance with the procurement rules,...

Malmö awarded contracts for recruitment services illegally

Press Malmö municipality is required to pay procurement fine of SEK 75,000 after the municipality’s city administration conducted an illegal direct award of contract regarding recruitment services. The Swedish Competition Authority...

Sölvesborg made mistakes when purchasing social worker services

Press Sölvesborg Municipality has conducted illegal direct award of contracts regarding procurements of social worker services and has therefore been ordered by the Swedish Competition Authority to pay SEK 250,000 as a fine/procure...

Corruption limits competition

Press It is not unusual for the Swedish Competition Authority to see signs of suspected corruption in conjunction with an investigation in accordance with the competition and procurement regulations. This is clear from a new report...