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...

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.

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.

Gothenburg municipality should have awarded contracts for services from Göteborg & Co

Press The municipality of Gothenburg should have awarded contracts for services that were performed on its behalf by Göteborg & Co, which is partially owned by the municipality. The Swedish Competition Authority is critical of the...

Procurement inspection promotes compliance with the rules

Press No less than nine out of ten procuring government agencies have changed their procedures or their organisation after being inspected by the Competition Authority. A common response has been to improve the expertise regarding...

Better conditions for competition between online travel agencies following investigation

– The conditions for competition between online travel agencies have improved. This is shown by a recent monitoring exercise of the decisions on the contractual terms and conditions of online travel agencies made by several...

Greater availability and lower prices

Press Greater availability of non-prescription pharmaceuticals, and lower prices at non-pharmacy sales outlets. A study conducted by the Swedish Competition Authority shows that this is what has happened in the case of top-selling...