Illegal procurements of temporary physicians

Press Four county councils in Norrland, Sweden, have illegally directly awarded contracts for staffing services. They are therefore ordered by the Swedish Competition Authority to pay between SEK 3.5 million and SEK 5.5 million eac...

Public procurement is a multi-billion kronor business

Press In 2016, the value of purchases in Sweden for which procurement is mandatory amounted to SEK 683bn, or one sixth of GDP. This is set out in the new report Public Procurement Statistics 2018, published by the National Agency f...

Justify why the procurement is not divided

Press More than half of municipalities examined have revealed shortcomings in how they motivate the decision not to divide contracts into lots so that more SMEs can submit bids. According to the procurement regulations, the decisio...

Telge Fastigheter made an impermissible change to a contract

Press When the municipal company Telge Fastigheter was rebuilding Scaniarinken in Södertälje, an impermissible change was made to the contract without a contract notice being advertised, which is required according to the rules. Th...

Ragunda incorrectly purchased staffing services

Press Ragunda Municipality should have issued a contract notice for staffing services to enable more providers to submit tenders. This was not the case, therefore the Swedish Competition Authority has ruled that the municipality...

Local municipal requirements causing constructions costs to remain high

Press Local requirements from municipalities during constructions, problems finding buildable land and a lack of competition in parts of the construction material industry; these are some of the factors that contribute to competiti...

Lund University found in breach of regulations in checks on purchasing

Press The Swedish Competition Authority demands that Lund University pays a total of SEK 400,000 in procurement fines for four separate illegal direct awards of contract.

Article in GCR’s Antitrust Review 2019

An article by the Swedish Competition Authority’s director general Rikard Jermsten was recently published in the GCR’s European, Middle Eastern and African Antitrust Review 2019. Among other issues, the article describes the...