Following the drafting of the correction for public procurement legislation, new arrivals are coming for designers who work through commissions in public working positions. The most important variation is the remuneration of designers, and in any case, a wage must be paid, regardless of whether the intended work is done or not. Previously some designers had not been paid when the work was not done due to lack of funds.
Published in the Official Gazette Legislative Decree 2017, no. 56 “Disposizioni integrative e correttive al Decreto Legislativo 18 aprile 2016, n. 50 “is a law divided into 131 articles, the entry into force of which is foreseen, fifteen days after the date of its publication, or 20 May 2017.
It is mandatory to use the tables of fees approved by D.M. Justice of June 17, 2016. Planners (and their remuneration) are protected in cases where no funding is provided for the project, and there is a ban on replacing compensation with forms of sponsorship or redemption.
Procuring may not subject the wage subsidy to the design process for obtaining the financing of the planned work.
In the agreement signed with the custodian, the terms and conditions for paying the fees are set out in reference to the provisions of Articles 9 and 10 of Law no. 143, and subsequent modifications.
“The law decree will make the remuneration more secured, trying to limit free and underpaid work. You will need to refer to the Decreto Parameters to calculate the amounts to be made based on the design competitions. In addition to protecting the professionals, it will facilitate contracting parties who want to participate in competitions for assignment of engineering and architecture services. In the past, the use of the Parameter Decree was optional. This previous uncertainty about relying on design services is believed to have penalized the market.
In addition to the requirement for parameters for the compensation of designers, the main novelties for the building introduced by D.lgs. 56/2017, cover several aspects, including:
– the projects;
– incentives for services and payments to PA technicians;
– Slower and faster races to unlock small public investments;
– lighter qualification for PAs;
– the abolition of the Technical Advisory Board;
– the obligation for the broadcasting stations to appoint the chairman of the commission from experts reported by the Anti-Corruption Authority.