Public Procurement

The Swedish Competition Authority is the supervisory body for public procurement. Our task is to work for an effective public procurement to the benefit of the society and the participants in the markets.

The supervision activities are prioritised with an orientation towards illegal direct award of contracts.

Public procurement is governed by the Swedish Public Procurement Act (2016:1145 – LOU), which is largely based on EU Directive concerning public procurement.

Related information


Can I perform a direct award?

Are you planning a procurement, but you are not sure if publication of a contract notice must be performed?


English translation of the Swedish Procurement Law

The Swedish Competition Authority has pulished an English translation of the Swedish Procurement Law.

Read the translation