in 2021 calls down by 13.4% compared to 2020

14/01/2022 – In 2021 the calls for design tenders decreased by 13.4% in value compared to 2020. In general, notes the Association of Engineering, Architecture and Technical-Economic Consultancy Organizations, there is it was a reduction in the market due to less transparency. According to the president of the Oice, Gabriele Scicolone, this should make us reflect on the reform of the Procurement Code.

In December, Oice reported a collapse of the design tenders which amounted to 259, for a value of 98 million euros, which compared to December 2020 decreased by 38.6% in number and 70.5% in value; compared to the previous month of November, + 70.4% in number and + 329.5% in value.

The framework agreements for design services detected in December were only 5 for a value of 4.8 million euro, in relation to the total they collected 1.9% of the number of calls and 4.9% of the total value.

The races published on the European gazette were 77 (166 in December 2020) with a value of 83.0 million euros (309.3 million euros in December 2020), in 22 of these, for a value of 5.3 million euros, the maximum discount as an award criterion.
In the third quarter of 2021, for design services, other architecture and engineering services and integrated procurement, only 80 calls for tenders relating to interventions financed or to be financed with the PNRR.

Even the market of all architectural and engineering services shows signs of abating, in fact in December there were 488 tenders, with a value of 251.8 million euros, compared to November there were increases of 40.6% in number and 161.7% in value, but the comparison with December 2020 sees the number drop by 27.7% and the value by 43.1%. The framework agreements published in December were 48 for 42.1 million euros.
The data from 2021 to 2020 is down sharply: a total of 5,927 tenders have been recorded for a value of 2,133.8 million euros, with a decrease of 7.9% in number and 11.6% in value. It should be noted that the calls below the threshold, -11.9% in number but + 2.4% in value, still have a positive value, while the calls above the threshold grow in number, + 4.8%, but have a decrease in two digits in the value, -15.2%.

Throughout 2021 the framework agreements for all architectural and engineering services there were only 367 for a value of 654.1 million euros, 9.8% of the number of calls and 16.7% of the total value, with an increase of 13.9% in number but a decrease of 18, 0% in value over 2020.

I calls for integrated tenders detected in December there were 49, with a total value of the works of 4,002.7 million euros and with an estimated amount of services at 77.6 million euros. Compared to December 2020, the number fell by 15.5 while the value rose by 590.3%. The value reached in December represents the maximum in the historical series recorded by the observatory and was achieved thanks to 8 tenders for 3,249.6 million euros from RFI, Rete Ferroviaria Italiana, 4 of which for framework agreements within the PNRR for € 2,774.0 million and 4 tenders for the design and execution of works for € 475.6 million.
In the twelve months of 2021 the tenders detected for integrated contracts there were 544, of which 538 with a known value for 11,307.2 million euros of works, with an increase of 6.5% in number and 17.9% in value over 2020.

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