Deal concerning cheese brands is stopped to protect consumers

Press Sweden’s consumers would be on the losing end if the concentration between undertakings in the market for licensing the cheese brands Präst, Herrgård and Grevé was to be implemented. Therefore, the Swedish Competition Authori...

Purchase by Huddinge’s housing company exceeded framework agreement

Press Huddinge municipality’s housing company, Huge, was in breach of the procurement regulations by incorrectly making use of an existing framework agreement when heating, water and sanitation work was to be to carried out in one ...

Hässleholm was wrong to stop the private sector laying fibre-optic cables

Press Hässleholm Municipality cannot prevent private fibre-optic companies from laying fibre-optic cables in the municipality. This is stated in a judgment of the Patent and Market Court.

Clarification from the Court of Justice of the European Union regarding SJ:s obligation to apply the utilities procurement rules

Press The utilities procurement rules cover the provision of transport services by railway to the public. This has been laid down by the Court of Justice in a preliminary ruling, requested by the Supreme Administrative Court in...

Östra Göinge made illegal purchase in excess of frame agreement

Press Östra Göinge Municipality made an illegal direct award of contract when a new building was constructed at the municipality’s bathing facility Trollabadet. The Swedish Competition Authority has now brought an action in court,...

It should be easy to do the right thing

Press Several of the proposed simplifications of the procurement rules that are set out in the report “Möjligt, tillåtet och tillgängligt” (Possible, permitted and accessible) are good and should be implemented. This is declared by...

Continued Competition in the Recycling Industry

Press The Swedish Packaging and Newspaper Collection Service (FTI) must give a rival company continued access to recycling stations. This according to a decision of the Patent and Market Court that upholds a decision of the the...

Dalarna and Gotland procured air medical services incorrectly

Press Dalarna County Council and Region Gotland are charged with fines/procurement damages for illegally directly awarding air ambulance contracts. The procurements were not advertised in accordance with the procurement rules,...