Complaints to the European Ombudsman
Any citizen or resident of the European Union can complain to the European Ombudsman about maladministration on the part of a Community institution or body.
Invitations to tender, contracts, grants
In accordance with the Financial Regulation of the European Communities, the European Parliament is required to put contracts for the purchase of goods and services out to public tender. Such invitations to tender are published regularly in the Official Journal of the European Communities - S Series, and can be browsed on-line. Below certain thresholds contracts may be put out to tender under non-public procedures among a limited number of suppliers who may have been determined by a preceding call for expressions of interest.
SOLVIT - Effective problem solving in the Internal Market
SOLVIT is an on-line problem solving network in which EU Member States work together to solve without legal proceedings problems caused by the misapplication of Internal Market law by public authorities. There is a SOLVIT centre in every European Union Member State (as well as in Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein). SOLVIT Centres can help with handling complaints from both citizens and businesses. They are part of the national administration and are committed to providing real solutions to problems within ten weeks. Using SOLVIT is free of charge.