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Building as a contractor


Overall information for those planning to perform a contract in Sweden.

  1. Running a business

    There is plenty of support available for setting up a business in Sweden. is a collaboration among several Swedish government agencies, for anyone who is considering to start, already is running or developing a business.

    Read more about starting and running a business

  2. Requests for tenders for public procurements are easiest to find since all state and municipal procurements must be announced according to the Public Procurements Act. It is not as easy to get an overview of private procurements.

    Read more about how to find building projects

  3. After the contractor has obtained the RFQ documentation, the tender count begins and is concluded with the contractor submitting a tender. After this the developer, in its capacity as the client, evaluates which contractor(s) are to be awarded the contract.

    Read more about the tendering process

  4. The project planning begins with design ideas that gradually become concrete as details of drawings and other construction documents are presented. As a developer, it is important that you know which laws and regulations affect the design of the building.

    Read more about project planning

  5. The production can start once the developer has obtained all permits and decisions required. During the production phase, the contractor carries out the assignments procured by the client in accordance with the contract.

    Read more about production

  6. When the building is considered to be completed it is time for final inspection, also known as the contract inspection. The content of the final inspection shall be based on the contract agreement(s).

    Read more about inspection and delivery

  7. The term of liability is ten years from the approval of the contract and begins with a warranty period, valid for five years for the contractors work. The warranty period for materials and goods is at least two years.

    Read more about the warranty period

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