Article 5

Title

The transposition of the 2014 Directives on public procurement into the Italian law: a challenge for a deep reform of the Italian public procurement system

Author

  • Valentina Guidi – [email protected]
    Received her degree in Political Sciences from University of Rome “La Sapienza”. Among others, she also received a post-graduate diploma in European Community law and economy (University of Rome “La Sapienza). She currently works as Unit Coordinator at the Presidency of the Council of Ministers – Department for European Union Policies and she is involved in the coordination of national and regional authorities on European Union matters. She has been member of the Italian delegation at the EU “Public Procurement Council working group” and European Commission “Public Procurement Advisory Committee” and worked on the elaboration of 2014 Public Procurement Directives.

Abstract

The transposition of the 2014 Directives on public procurement into the Italian law represented a unique opportunity to introduce an ambitious reform of the Italian public procurement system. A strategic document, issued in 2015 by the Italian Government with the support of the European Commission, provided the main objectives, as pointed out in the EU Directives, and the guidelines of the reform which were first transposed by the Italian institutions into the new legislation on public procurement, the Code of public contracts, in 2016 and are currently being implemented by the different actors involved.

Keywords

Strategy for the reform of the Italian public procurement system; Code of public contracts; national e-procurement plan; professionalization of public procurement; training plan on public procurement; sustainable procurement; green and social criteria (CAM).