With the Notice published last 6 July 2021 in the Official Journal of the European Union (2021/C 267/01), the European Commission has provided practical guidance on public procurement in the field of innovation (the “Guidance”), offering multiple interesting indications for the benefit of public administrations and economic operators.
On June 30, the Council of Ministers approved the draft that would delegate to the Government (“Procurement Delegation Law”) the adoption of one or more legislative decrees on public contracts with the purpose of rationalizing, reorganizing and simplifying the current Legislative Decree no. 50 of 18 April 2016 (“Public Procurement Code”).
The Council of Ministers has introduced, within the national regulatory framework contained in Decree Law no. 77 of 31 May 2021 (so called “Semplificazioni bis”), a package of provisions dedicated to the procedures for the award of works, services and supplies carried out pursuant to Legislative Decree no. 50 of 18 April 2016 (“Public Procurement Code”), in order to simplify and facilitate the achievement of the objectives contained in the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (“NRRP”).
With the judgment of February 3, 2021 (joined cases C-155/19 and C-156/19), the Court of Justice of the European Union addressed the question relating to the formal qualification of the Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio and the consequent obligation to apply the rules on public evidence contained in Legislative Decree 18 April 2016, n. 50 (“Procurement Code”).