The Swedish Competition Authority issues a decision concerning pecuniary sanctions imposed on a contracting authority for infringements of public procurement law (Akademiska Hus Norr)

I. Introduction The building project in this case involves the modification andexpansion of an existing construction, namely the building of the University of Agricultural Sciences situated in the municipality of Umeå. The value of the contract is of approximately SEK 39 million. The Swedish Competition Authority ('SCA') found a case of illegal direct award, since a contract notice should have been published according to certain formalities, as stipulated in article 15 Swedish Procurement Act ('LOU') in order to enable all potential providers to receive information about the forthcoming contracts. SCA has decided to bring proceedings before the Court requesting that the contracting authority shall be ordered to pay a public procurement damage fine of SEK 3 million. The legal base for

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Emanuela Matei, The Swedish Competition Authority issues a decision concerning pecuniary sanctions imposed on a contracting authority for infringements of public procurement law (Akademiska Hus Norr), 11 September 2012, e-Competitions September 2012, Art. N° 49159

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