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...

Research report: A review of different types of public funding and how these should be understood in the light of EU law

Many municipal companies, non-profit organizations and profit-making companies today perform different types of social services vis-à-vis municipalities, county councils and other public actors. There is currently uncertainty...

Marie Östman new Chief Legal Officer at Swedish Competition Authority

Press Marie Östman will be the new Chief Legal Officer at the Swedish Competition Authority as of 1 September. Marie has extensive experience of matters relating to competition law and joins the organisation from a position at a la...

Make it easier to compare and change animal insurance

Press Demand for veterinary care has increased substantially in recent years. Better possibilities for comparing animal insurance could lead to holding down costs for animal owners. That is indicated in a new report from the Swedis...

Malmö carried out new unlawful direct procurements

Press Malmö Municipality is to be required to pay SEK 1.2 million in procurement fines because according to the Swedish Competition Authority, it purchased IT services without following the procurement regulations.