Procurement – a brief guide

Procurement – a brief guide is attached to this webpage in the form of a PDF document.

Public Procurement Act (LOU)

What is public procurement? The Public Procurement Act (LOU) regulates almost all public procurement which means that contracting entities, such as local government agencies, county councils, government agencies as well as certain publicly owned companies etc, must comply with the act when they purchase, lease, rent or hire-purchase supplies, services and public works.

Submitting tenders

Public sector procurement is carried out using a written procedure. This means that Stockholm University must present its requirements and preferences in written tender documentation and the supplier must present a tender in writing.

Rules and regulations

The rules and regulations found here in English consist of only a selection of the University's applicable rules and regulations. A complete collection can be found in Swedish by following the link

In case of a discrepancy between the Swedish and the English version of the decision, the Swedish version will prevail.

Contact information

Please contact the Strategic Planning and Vice-Chancellor’s Office if you have any further questions concerning Stockholm University's rules and regulations.
Tel: +46 (0)8-16 3934