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.

Telia and Gothnet convicted of collusive tendering

Press Municipally-owned Gothnet and Telia colluded in contravention of the Swedish Competition Act prior to and while involved in a procurement process for the City of Gothenburg. This is now confirmed in a ruling of the Patent and...

Incorrect to split up contracts in order to avoid procurement

Press Fagersta Municipality and Norra Västmanlands Municipal Association split up the purchase of consultancy services into smaller pieces in order to avoid competitive tendering. This is not permitted. The Swedish Competition...

High switching fees lock-in insurance customers

Press Fees for switching a pension insurance from one company to another comprise a lock-in effect for the customers. They also impact the competition between life insurance companies. This has been confirmed in a new report by the...

Karlstad’s conference purchases criticised

Press Karlstad municipality has been criticised by the Swedish Competition Authority for purchasing conferencing services in breach of procurement regulations.

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...