As of 1 April 2023, the new Procurement Code is expected to come into force. The new Code provides for two important principles:

  • the “principle of result”, understood as the primary public interest of the Code itself, which concerns the awarding of the contract and its execution with the utmost timeliness and the best relationship between quality and price in compliance with the principles of legality, transparency and competition;
  • the ‘principle of trust’ in the legitimate, transparent and correct action of the public administration, its officials and economic operators.

In order to facilitate companies, the inclusion of the price revision clause will be envisaged in the event of a variation in cost exceeding the threshold of 5% of the cost of the work, with the recognition in favour of the company of 80% of the higher cost.