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Complaints regarding the tender process
- The Swedish Competition Authority, which monitors the application of public procurement rules in Sweden
- The National Agency for Public Procurement, which can provide general information and guidance on public procurement
- The European Commission, which monitors the application of the EU directives
Legal review procedures
Review of a tender procedure
Tenderers may initiate a review of the tender procedure if they believe that they have been harmed by an infringement of the relevant procurement act. Normally, a standstill period of 10 days applies from the notification of the award decision within which the public authority may not conclude the contract. The review procedure must be initiated during the standstill period. If the court finds the complaint founded, it may order that the tender procedure be recommenced, or concluded, only once corrections have been made.
Review of the effectiveness of a contract
A company may apply for a review of the effectiveness of a contract, notably if it has been concluded without prior publication of a contract notice. The application must as a general rule be submitted within six months of the conclusion of the contract. If the court finds the complaint founded it will declare the contract ineffective, unless this could, in exceptional cases, lead to disproportionate consequences relating to a general interest.
Review of a decision to cancel a tender procedure
A company may apply for review of a decision to cancel a tender procedure within 10 days of notification of that decision.
Damages in public procurement
Responsible: Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth