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Digital Procurement – ​​eBook in pdf

The 'Digital Procurement' eBook by Monica Greco is an operational guide that illustrates the new regulation of public contracts in Italy in force from 1 January 2024, with particular detail of the rules provided for by the 'Public Contracts Code' introduced by the Legislative Decree . 36/2023, The new public contracts code focuses on the simplification and digitalisation of the life cycle of public contracts. The work provides a complete overview of the main innovations introduced by the new code and focuses on the qualification of the main procurement actors (contracting authority, central purchasing bodies and economic operator) and on the redefinition of the role of the Sole Project Manager (RUP). The guide also offers a summary of the operational aspects linked to public contracts, such as the changes in the methods of awarding sub-threshold contracts, the new thresholds of European relevance in public procurement in ordinary and special sectors, the introduction of integrated procurement and subcontracting cascade. In the work a large space is dedicated to the new qualification system with the requirements required for participation in tenders; a chapter of the guide is dedicated to the figure of the RUP (Single Project Manager), redefined by the rules of the new Procurement Code, not only in terms of the requirements to be possessed, but also with reference to the tasks and responsibilities assigned. Highlighted focus of the 'work.THE DIGITALIZATION OF THE LIFE CYCLE OF PUBLIC CONTRACTSThe book provides a complete overview of the main innovations introduced by the new code for the digitalisation of the life cycle of public contracts, such as the introduction of the economic operator's virtual file, the use simplified for all figures participating in the procurement of digital procurement platforms and the online availability of the main information necessary to complete the procurement contract. THE QUALIFICATION SYSTEM OF CONTRACTING STATIONS The text provides detailed information on the qualification system of contracting stations, with identification of the necessary qualification requirements and the list of different qualification levels for the design, awarding and execution of works, services and supplies. THE METHODS OF AWARDING CONTRACTS UNDERTHRESHOLDS The book discusses the methods of awarding contracts, the thresholds of European relevance and the identification of economic operators. THE TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE SOLE PROJECT MANAGER (RUP) The text provides a detailed description of the duties and responsibilities of the RUP in the new Public Procurement Code, including the tasks common to all the types of contracts and the phases of the procedure, as well as a distinction between the main tasks envisaged in relation to each individual phase: assignment and execution. THE REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPATION IN TENDERS The eBook discusses the technical and financial suitability requirements for the participation in tenders, including the definition and description of the requirements for the different categories of participants (temporary groupings, stable consortia, etc.). The eBook focuses in great detail on the requirements for the procurement procedures of services and supplies and, above all, offers a complete framework that illustrates the requirements for participating in works contracts for an amount equal to or greater than 150 thousand euros and for those for participation in procedures for works of significant amounts and precisely, for contracts of works with a tender amount exceeding 20,658,000 euros and for those with an amount exceeding 100 million euros. The guide also describes what the requirements are for contracts for works with an amount equal to or less than 150 thousand euros.THE OPERATORS ECONOMIC OPERATORS AND THEIR QUALIFICATION The text offers a complete overview of the figure of economic operators and the new qualification system envisaged for them: from the definition of the different legal forms envisaged for this figure to the identification of the general, special and rewarding requirements required by the new Code. A specific focus is dedicated in this area to the causes of exclusion, automatic and otherwise; the requirements and submission of the application for qualification and the three-yearly checks required for economic operators. Particular attention is paid to the qualification of economic operators with reference to contracts relating to engineering and architecture services. Monica Greco Professional journalist expert in procurement