Building bonuses, for works over 516 thousand euros, the obligation to qualify is triggered

10/05/2022 – SOA qualification will be required to work on the Superbonus sites and other building bonuses. An amendment to the bill of conversion to the “Ukraine” Decree (DL 21/2022), approved by the Finance and Industry Committees of the Senate. The bill is being examined in the Chamber today.

The new obligations will not enter into force immediately, but starting from 2023, and will only concern works worth more than 516 thousand euros.

Novelty is not judged in the same way by the business world. While for some it is a guarantee of legality, for others it risks excluding many companies from the market.

Building bonuses, qualification obligation above 516 thousand euros

The Finance and Industry Committees approved an amendment presented by the Senators of Italia Viva, Davide Faraone and Mauro Maria Marino, which introduces a mechanism for the qualification of companies for works exceeding 516 thousand euros.

Dal January 1, 2023 to June 30, 2023in order to obtain the Superbonus and other building bonuses, the companies called upon to carry out the works under contract or subcontracting must:
– be in possession of the SOA qualification, provided for by Article 84 of the Procurement Code, at the time of signing the contract or subcontract;
– be in possession, at the time of signing the contract or subcontract, of a contract with one of the certification bodies, aimed at issuing the SOA certification.

In the latter case, for the recognition of the incentives it is necessary that the company has been issued the certification of the SOA qualification.

Dal July 1, 2023the works incentivized with the Superbonus and the other building bonuses can only be carried out by companies that, at the time of signing the contract or subcontract, are in possession of the SOA qualification.

Building bonuses, for those who are subject to the SOA qualification obligation

Taking into account the deadlines of the building bonuses currently in force, the qualification obligation will concern the companies involved in the works during the last year of the eco-bonus, sismabonus and renovation bonus, which will expire on 31 December 2024.

With regard to the Superbonus, the companies called to carry out interventions on condominiums, buildings of up to 4 real estate units with a single owner, former Iacp buildings or with the same purposes, buildings located in seismic craters will be affected by the new charge. The Superbonus for the other types of beneficiaries (single-family units, ASDs, housing cooperatives, renewable energy communities) will expire before the introduction of the qualification requirement.

The obligation will not affect the face bonus, which unless last minute extensions should expire on 31 December 2022.

Obligation to qualify, divided companies

The new obligation is not perceived in the same way by business associations.

The National Association of Building Constructors (Ance), for example, has long been calling for the introduction of the obligation to qualify companies involved in works that are financed with public money. According to Ance, the company qualification system removes the risk of fraud to the detriment of the State and represents an alternative to the constraints on the assignment of credit, which create uncertainty and risk the blocking of works.

Of opposite opinion Anaepa Confartigianato. When the amendment was presented for the introduction of the obligation to qualify companies, the association said it was concerned and judged the measure “an unnecessary bureaucratic barrier to the building redevelopment market – a barrier to access to all those companies which, not operating for the public procurementhowever, guarantee quality and reliability to the customer even without SOA certification “.

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