20 September 2022 Umberto Tosoni participates in the conference on the Reform of the Italian Public Procurement Code
The reform of the Italian Public Procurement Code is a key issue for the development of the country and, as such, it concerns not only professionals, but all citizens. The conference held yesterday, organized by Global Advice in collaboration with Il Sole 24 Ore and hosted by PwC in its Milan office, focused on the revision of the current Procurement Code with the multidisciplinary contribution of institutions, academics and businesses.
The need to de-bureaucratize and simplify Italy’s procurement rules to realize necessary public works in a set time was among the main points that emerged during the debate. In particular, ASTM’s CEO, Umberto Tosoni, highlighted the need to eliminate overlapping, additional regulations that have accumulated over time, so that rules are clearer, which will thereby reduce disputes and delays. Furthermore, according to Tosoni, Italian regulatory developments should be inspired by the principles of European legislation regarding public procurement.
Finally, the importance of the preparatory work carried out by the Council of State emerged: the principles of simplicity and utility outlined need to be integrated into the new procurement code. Umberto Tosoni concluded by emphasizing the central role of the Code as a fundamental guide for all operators in the motorway sector, such as the ASTM Group which is a candidate to undertake major investments within a framework of digital and ecological transformation.