Hallsberg performed an illegal direct award of construction contract

Press Hallsberg municipality carried out the major refurbishment of a property without first publishing a contract notice as required under the Public Procurement Act. The municipality was therefore guilty of an illegal direct awar...

Draft bill submitted to the Council on Legislation regarding a proposal for enhanced powers of the Swedish Competition Authority

Press In a draft bill submitted to the Council on Legislation, the Government proposes that the Swedish Competition Authority's decision-making powers should be extended and also include deciding on matters relating to administrati...

Parking meters were improperly procured by Örebro Municipality

Örebro Municipality has made an illegal direct award of parking meters. The Swedish Competition Authority is now turning to the Administrative Court and petitioning for the municipality to be ordered to pay a procurement fine...

Nordic Competition Authorities release joint memorandum on digital platforms and the future of European policy

Press As a contribution to the debate on competition enforcement in the digital era and future rules for digital platforms, the Nordic competition authorities are today publishing a joint memorandum setting out the Nordic perspecti...

Swedish Competition Authority accepts commitments from training company

Press Bruce is a company that offers training services. The company has offered to limit its use of exclusive agreements with fitness studios in order to avoid that competition concerns arise. The Swedish Competition Authority has...

Two companies consensually agree to pay administrative fines for engaging in unlawful cooperation

Press Two companies engaged in the sale of interior design, furniture, and home furnishing have consented to pay a fine order from the Swedish Competition Authority. The companies coordinated some of their sales prices, which...

Temporary medical staffing costs regions more than SEK 5 billion

Press The costs of temporary agency staffing in health care continue to increase. The need applies mainly to doctors, but nurses are increasingly being hired as well. In 2019, the costs of temporary medical staffing to the regions...

Nynäshamn Municipality carried out an illegal direct award of a building contract

Press When Nynäshamn Municipality had a property rebuilt into a group residence, this was a building contract that should have been procured in accordance with the Public Procurement Act. The fact that the agreement was signed...