start the ‘Project Site’ as soon as possible

17/02/2021 – After the fireworks at the end of 2020, which marked the peak of the last 15 years, the first month of design competitions in 2021 returned to ordinary levels, recording 271 calls, -35.8% compared to December, but + 11.1% compared to January 2020, with a value of 47.6 million euros (-85.7% on December and -1.2% on January 2020). During the month, only one tender for framework agreements by design was published, with a value of 3.0 million euros.

The data comes from the usual OICE monthly observatory / Informatel on public tenders for engineering and architecture.

Also in this month – explains OICE – we see how the contracting authorities continue to publish expressions of interest even below 75,000 renouncing direct assignment, even if legitimized by the simplifications decree, for the benefit of greater public evidence: there were in fact 117, 43.2% of the total, the notices below the threshold of 75,000 euros, even if their value is obviously limited (6.1 million euros, just 1.8% of the total).

“The annus horribilis from the health point of view, was not so for the public demand for engineering and architecture which has seen an impetuous market growth: +500 calls and +900 million euros on 2019. We have before us the challenge of 2021 – declared Gabriele Scicolone, President of OICE -: to defeat Covid and start a strong recovery of the economy, commitments on which the Draghi Government was born “.

The Draghi Government Oice asks that the ‘Project Construction Site’ be started as soon as possible

“We still have months ahead of us in which great prudence will be needed, but the resumption of productive investments, the opening of construction sites for major works, the right allocation of the resources made available to Europe are urgently needed. And precisely on this issue, once the National Plan has been reformulated, we ask that the “Project Construction Site” be started as soon as possible: fast but transparent assignments, seeking the best expertise on the market for quality and innovative executive projects “.

“On the ordinary front we ask that it be verified quickly if all the tenders that had remained pending have been completed according to the expiration of the simplification decree (end of 2020), as well as the stipulation of implementation contracts of framework agreements, again according to the provisions of the simplifications decree which required to launch them by the end of 2020”.

“Finally, we know that the world of engineering and architecture always needs the private sector and here I appeal to the new government: to simplify the procedures of super bonus and give certainty to operators with a extension to at least 2025 it would really mean giving a strong boost to national GDP between now and the next few years ”.

If the design alone shows stable data, the market for all engineering and architecture services in January the upward trend in the value put up for tender continued; the calls published were 494 with a value of 186.6 million with a -0.2% in the number but + 22.1% in the value on January 2020. Compared to the previous month of December both the number, -26.8% , both the value, -59.7%, are in sharp decline. It should be noted that over 43% of the total market, 80.7 million euros, is due to the publication of two calls, in 9 lots each, by Autostrade per l’Italia spa for geognostic investigations and laboratory tests on materials. . There were 16 framework agreements for 16.8 million euros.

They continue to be the discounts with which they win the tenders are too high, the January data always give them above 40%, with a slight downward trend, from -42.8% of the tenders published in 2016 to -41.7% in 2020. It should be noted that the number of awarded tenders detected shows a Growth trend, in fact, in January 2020 there were 93 awards, in January 2021 there were 156, the monthly average in 2020 was 90, while the monthly average in 2019 was 55.

The Italian races published in the community gazette they went from 111 units in January 2020 to 98 in the month just ended, with a decrease of 11.7%. In the European Union countries as a whole, the number of calls for tenders showed a decrease of 12.5% ​​in the same month. The incidence of our country is always modest, standing at 4.6%, a figure far lower than that of countries of comparable economic importance: Germany 27.6%, France 24.4%, Poland 4, 9%.

The calls for integrated procurement detected in January were 40, with a total value of the works of 254.1 million euros and with an amount of services estimated at 6.3 million. Of the 40 tenders, 29 concerned the ordinary sectors, for 3.8 million services, and 11 the special sectors, for 2.5 million services.

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