Conducting business with public sector stakeholders

Each year, more than 18,000 public procurements are advertised, at a value of over 800 billion krona. Many of the public sector contracts have long durations and public organisations are reliable customers. Here, you will find information to help you with the procurement process and what you should keep in mind if you want to be a public sector supplier.

New rules from 1st of February 2022 

New and simplified rules for public procurement came into effect on February 1, 2022. The new rules apply to procurements below the EU thresholds and to procurements of social services and other special services. Older rules still apply to procurements that have been started before the new rules came into effect.

New procurement rules 1st of  February 2022 (in Swedish)
Rules for procurements started before 1st of February 2022 (in Swedish)

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Prepare your company

Working and conducting business with the public sector may entail major opportunities for your business. In order to improve your chances of winning public sector contracts you must act in good time and enter into dialogue with organisations within the public sector. It is also important to know how to find relevant procurements and to have some knowledge of the regulatory framework.

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Participating in the procurement

The procurement process may be very different depending on a number of factors, such as the value of the contract, the routines and circumstances of the procuring organisation, as well as the procurement procedure used. For that reason, we recommend that you pay careful attention to what is required for the contract in question when you submit your tender.

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When the procurement process is concluded

What happens at the conclusion of the procurement process is mainly determined by other legislation, such as the Contracts Act and the Sale of Goods Act. But rules governing amendments to agreements and appeals are still regulated by the procurement legislation. Irrespective of whether you were awarded the contract or not, there are a number of things that may be good to know.