The Swedish Prison and Probation Service procured test strips improperly

Press The Swedish Prison and Probation Service violated procurement rules when the authority purchased urine test strips. The Swedish Competition Authority is now applying before the Swedish Administrative Court to require the...

Hässleholm must not deny private companies access to land to lay fibre-optic cables

Press Hässleholm Municipality is prohibited from refusing, categorically and without individual examination, to give private companies access to municipal land in order to lay fibre-optic cables for broadband. The municipality’s...

Malmö’s purchase of supported housing services constituted an illegal direct award of contract

Press The Swedish Competition Authority is claiming that the Labour Market and Social Welfare Board in Malmö Municipality must pay SEK 10 million in procurement fines for carrying out an illegal direct award of contract regarding...

The Swedish Competition Authority takes legal action against Arla Foods for unlawful cooperation

Press According to the Swedish Competition Authority, Arla Foods has participated in an unlawful cooperation by exchanging strategic information with a competitor in the connection to a public procurement regarding dairy products....

Interpretation services incorrectly procured by Region Blekinge

Press Region Blekinge violated the rules on public procurement when the region purchased interpretation services. This is the conclusion of the Swedish Competition Authority, now referring the matter to the Administrative Court in...

Event arrangement considered an illegal direct award of contract

Press The company Affärsverken Karlskrona AB failed to comply with the procurement rules when the company entered into a contract for several event arrangements to a value of SEK 1.6 million. The Swedish Competition Authority is of...

Strengthened powers for the Swedish Competition Authority

Press The Swedish government has presented a bill with proposals that strengthen the powers of the Swedish Competition Authority in the area of competition. The proposals include decision-making powers to impose fines for...

No extreme urgency when Huddinge Municipality directly awarded a contract for snow clearance

Press Huddinge Municipality was guilty of an illegal direct award when it failed to apply procurement rules to a contract for snow clearance. This is the conclusion of the Swedish Competition Authority, which is now seeking to impo...