Review of municipal contracts yielded results

Press The Swedish Competition Authority has conducted an in-depth review of the purchasing activities of three municipalities. The reviews have revealed shortcomings in the municipalities’ purchasing activities. The purpose of the...

Demands for Region Skåne to pay procurement fines

Press Region Skåne has concluded two contracts regarding healthcare services through illegal direct awards. The Swedish Competition Authority is now taking the matter to court and is demanding a ruling that Region Skåne must pay...

Nine in ten public authorities have guidelines for the use of direct awards

Press The requirements for contracting authorities to draw up guidelines for direct awards and to document direct awards above SEK 100,000 have been effective. Nine in ten public authorities have introduced steering documents...

Fines for unlawful collusion on waste collection in Västerbotten

Press The Swedish Competition Authority has found that the companies Ragn-Sells AB and Bilfrakt Bothnia AB breached the competition rules when they agreed not to compete in municipal tenders for waste collection in the Västerbotten...

SEK 100,000 to the winning essay-writers

Press Grades, pharmaceuticals, personal data and home-help – these are just some of the subjects tackled by the winners of the Swedish Competition Authority’s essay-writing contest. The jury had no fewer than 37 student essays to...

Court judgement could lead to higher costs for district heating

Press The merger of Logstor and Powerpipe, which the Patent and Market Court of Appeal has today approved, will lead to a strong concentration in Sweden’s market for district heating pipes. This is the finding of the Swedish...

Dan Sjöblom is the new Director General for the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority

Today the Minister for Housing and Digital Development Peter Eriksson presented the government’s decision on the new Director General for the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority (PTS), Dan Sjöblom.

New statistics report gives a clearer picture of public procurement in Sweden

Press The Swedish National Agency for Public Procurement and the Swedish Competition Authority have produced a new report with statistics on public procurement. The report shows that procurement relating to framework agreements is...