New digital markets improve competition

Press E-commerce and sharing economies contribute to improved competition. New digital platforms make it possible to reach clients over large distances and use resources more efficiently. This is emphasized by the Swedish Competiti...

Purchase of supplementary (Attefall) houses was an illegal direct award

Press When the municipal body Östersundshem purchased a large number of supplementary houses (so-called Attefall houses) last winter, they were in breach of procurement rules. The Swedish Competition Authority has concluded that th...

No to profit regulation for contracted welfare services

Press The investigations of the Welfare Commission have not shown any so-called excess profits in those welfare markets where the contract award is made after an exposure to competition . Therefore, there is no need to regulate...

Criticism of procurement by Lapplands kommunalförbund

Press Lapplands kommunalförbund (the federation of local municipalities in Lappland) breached procurement rules with a purchase of educational equipment. The fact that the purchase was financed by an external party does not...

Swedish Match fined for abuse of market power

Press Smaller-scale producers of snus tobacco have reason to be pleased today. This is the view of the Swedish Competition Authority after the Patent and Market Court ruled that Swedish Match must pay fines amounting to almost SEK ...

Trosa Municipality criticised for having purchased meal delivery without prior public procurement

Press The Swedish Competition Authority criticises Trosa Municipality’s purchase of meal delivery services without following the procurement regulations. This is detailed in a regulatory decision.

New report on the role of intermediaries in public procurement

Press The use of so-called intermediaries in public procurement is not forbidden, but it is forbidden for a purchaser to determine which supplier the intermediary shall engage. This has been enshrined in a new report that has been...

Procurement fines for Stockholm County Council

Press Stockholm County Council is again required to pay procurement fines for two healthcare contracts that were extended without a new procurement process.