Marco Macchia

Each Code is a creation of its time, responding to the most pressing needs of the historical moment in which it was adopted. Unlike the previous codifications, the input of the Third Public Procurement Code does not stem from the need to transpose European directives into national law, but rather from the need to adapt the procurement system to the reforms imposed by the EU’s Next Generation Plan. The Code is a step towards fulfilling one of the commitments of the NRP, which is to simplify and speed up procurement procedures. This article will focus on these issues to examine how they cut across and inspire the new Code in different ways. Before doing so, it is important to pay attention to what has been presented as the most important innovation of this codification, namely the definition of twelve general principles which are intended to introduce the subject matter and define the foundations of the codification choice at the outset.

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