Swedish Armed Forces procurements

Beginning 1 January 2019, the Swedish Armed Forces will once again be a contracting government agency. This follows a period, from 2013 to 2018, in which the Armed Forces instead referred matters of procurement and purchasing to the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV).

In many areas, procured framework agreements have been signed for all government agencies. In these cases, the Armed Forces will make call-off orders against these agreements. In other cases, agreements have been signed specifically for the Armed Forces. The overall objective of procurement is to generate cost-effective business transactions for government agencies and to minimize the possibility of corruption and misuse of state funds. All procurements for the Armed Forces must be carried out in accordance with the Public Procurement Act (2016:1145, LOU) or the Defence and Security Procurement Act (2011:1029, LUFS).

The Armed Forces’ procurements comprise the purchase of goods and services for the agency’s own activities such as defence-specific goods and services, IT-related goods and services, construction contracts and printing services. Procurements with a total contract value exceeding the direct procurement limit are announced via the procurement and agreement database, e-Avrop, and/or the EU’s official portal for public procurement notices, Tenders Electronic Daily (TED). Interested suppliers must be active and inform themselves about the Armed Forces’ procurements. It is not possible to pre-register for a procurement.

There are no general requirements for participation in the Armed Forces’ procurements. Specific requirements are set for each individual procurement. Some procurements are security-protected.


Contact the Swedish Armed Forces via email exp-hkv@mil.se or phone +46 (0)8 788 75 00 if you have any general questions about our procurements.

Contact the Swedish Armed Forces’ Purchasing Department via email inkop-hrc@mil.se if you have any specific questions about purchasing and procurement.