Eurofound uses a variety of means to select contractors to assist it in carrying out its Programme of Work, in accordance with the public procurement rules of the European Union institutions. All information necessary for tendering is included either in the published notices in the Official Journal of the European Union or in the Tender Specifications provided directly to invited candidates.

Who can tender?

Eurofound calls for tenders are open:

  • to natural and legal persons from European Union member states and from countries which have signed a special agreement with the European Union in the field of public procurement under the conditions laid down in such an agreement;
  • to all eligible entities listed above unless they are subject to EU restrictive measures adopted under Article 29 of the Treaty on the European Union (TEU) or Article 215 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU (TFEU);
  • to international organisations (e.g. UN agencies, OECD)

What are the legal bases governing Eurofound procurement?

Eurofound calls for tenders are subject to:

  • the Financial Regulation of Eurofound, which, as regards procurement, applies relevant provisions of the Financial Regulation applicable to the general budget of the Union (Council Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 2018/1046.

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Complaints and remedies

General Court of the European Union

The court responsible for hearing appeal procedures is the General Court of the European Union:

General Court of the European Union
Rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
L-2925 Luxembourg
Tel.: (352) 4303-1
Fax: (352) 4303 2100


The time limit to lodge an appeal is within two months of notification on non-award.

European Ombudsman

The European Ombudsman investigates complaints about maladministration in the institutions and bodies of the European Union.

The European Ombudsman
1 Avenue du Président Robert Schuman
CS 30403
FR - 67001 Strasbourg Cedex

Tel. +33 (0)3 88 17 23 13
Fax +33 (0)3 88 17 90 62