The Swedish Competition Authority is the supervisory body for public procurement. Our task is to work for an effective public procurement to the benefit of the society and the participants in the markets.
The supervision activities are prioritised with an orientation towards illegal direct award of contracts. New rules were included in the Swedish Public Procurement Act from 15 July 2010. These rules give the Swedish Competition Authority the possibility to take cases of illegal direct award of contracts to court.
Public procurement is governed by the Swedish Public Procurement Act (2007:1091 – LOU), which is largely based on EU Directive concerning public procurement.