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...

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...