Purchasing centre bought consultancy services without procurement

Press SKL Kommentus Inköpscentral AB, which is a purchasing centre for municipalities and regions, has bought consultancy services without announcing the purchasing. The company is therefore, according to the Swedish Competition...

Karolinska Institutet performed an illegal direct award of contract

Press Karolinska Institutet has performed an illegal direct award of contract of molecular biological products. This is the opinion of the Swedish Competition Authority, which now demands that Karolinska Institutet shall be sentenc...

Nasdaq’s actions did not constitute abuse

Nasdaq’s actions against its competitor Burgundy’s attempt to move into a data centre in Lunda in Stockholm did not constitute abuse of dominant position. This is made clear in a judgment by the Patent and Market Court of...

The Nordic Competition Authorities support a strict merger control without political interference

The merger control should continue to be independent from political decision-making and the uncertainties that may follow from such regime.

Nine New Research Projects on Competition and Procurement

Press Competition in the health care sector, the waste management market, and whether the number of tenders in a public procurement process affects the price – these are just a few of the nine projects that received research grants...

Car Owners Are ‘Steered’ by Car Manufacturers and Insurance Companies

Press The ability of car owners to choose repair shops is reduced by the insurance companies that decide which garages that may carry out the repairs. The insurance companies steer the repairs towards authorised, brand-name shops....

Uppsala Skolfastigheter applied exception incorrectly

Press Uppsala municipality’s property company for school premises is facing SEK 150,000 in procurement fines. The Swedish Competition Authority alleges that Uppsala Kommun Skolfastigheter AB purchased IT services by means of an...

Sala Municipality violates Framework Agreement

Press Sala Municipality continued to apply a Framework Agreement, despite the fact that the Agreement had expired. The Municipality thus made an illegal direct award of contract when building services were ordered. The Swedish...