English version of interactive guide for direct awards

The interactive guide "Can I perform a direct award?" is a tool to support and assist anyone who handles public procurements. The guide is now available in an English version.

Decision-making powers make the Swedish Competition Authority faster and more efficient

Press Effective supervision of competition is in the interests of both consumers and companies, declares the Swedish Competition Authority in a statement submitted to the Swedish Government. Providing the Competition Authority with...

Demand for procurement fines for Arbetsförmedlingen

Press According to the Swedish Competition Authority, Arbetsförmedlingen violated the procurement regulations when purchasing IT consultancy services. Existing contracts have been extended without publication of a contract notice....

Request for the payment of procurement fines by Norrbotten County Council

Press The Swedish Competition Authority is requesting that Norrbotten County Council be ordered to pay procurement fines after conducting the illegal direct award of contracts.

Court practice leads to changes in priorities

Press When the Swedish Competition Authority has taken legal proceedings against public actors that compete with private companies, it has been difficult to obtain redress from the courts. A recent report presents a review of the...

Kils municipality criticised for unlawful procurement of services

Press Kils municipality has been criticised by the Swedish Competition Authority for not publicly procuring certain technical consultancy services. Through its actions, the municipality has infringed the law on procurement.

Private labels can lead to lower prices

Press Private labels have helped to keep consumer prices down. A new report from the Swedish Competition Authority describes this situation and reviews different brands of drinking milk, among other products.

Local rural resident associations are the driving forces behind broadband development

Press Broadband development is advancing at a rapid rate in Sweden. In the rural areas, it is common for the “byalag” or local rural resident association, with the support of society, to drive this development forward. The very fir...