No exception on artistic reasons when Örebrokompaniet purchased a light show

Press The exception for artistic performance was not applicable when Örebrokompaniet purchased event services without prior notice. The company is thus guilty of an illegal direct award of contract and the Swedish Competition...

Municipal companies are required to comply with the Swedish Transparency Act

Press Stockholm Avfall AB and Stockholm Vatten AB, two municipal companies, will, as of fiscal year 2020, maintain so-called transparent and separate accounts in accordance with the Swedish Transparency Act. This is the result of a...

Skellefteå Kraft was not allowed to give a direct award of contract due to extreme urgency

Press Skellefteå Kraft Elnät AB was in breach of procurement rules when it purchased materials for Vitberget, Bergsbyn, and Rönnskär without prior advertisement. The Swedish Competition Authority believes that this was an illegal...

Kalix has performed an illegal direct award of the operation of a golf course

Press Kalix Municipality has performed an illegal direct award of the operation of a golf course. This is the conclusion of the Swedish Competition Authority, which is now presenting a claim for the municipality to be ordered to pa...

Rules on sales activities by public entities have produced results, but challenges remains

Press An improved competition situation between municipal entities and private companies. This is what companies have been experiencing since the rules on anti-competitive sales activities by public entities were introduced into th...

Inadequate contract monitoring increases the risk of corruption

Press Inadequate contract monitoring by the contracting authorities is one of the most significant factors in creating a risk of corruption and unfair competition in public procurements. This was the conclusion of a new report by t...

The Public Art Agency did not have artistic reasons for making an exception

Press The preconditions for applying an exception for artistic portrayal were not fulfilled when Statens Konstråd, the Swedish Public Art Agency purchased an artistic portrayal in the form of a curtain for Linköping University...

A new research report analyses the number of bidders and the level of litigation in Swedish public procurement

The focus of the report is to identify key determinants of competition and litigation in Swedish public procurement and provide some guidelines to support the contracting authorities on how to induce more competition and redu...