“The integrated contract is not an obligatory choice to be adopted to speed up the construction of the works and make up for the lack of designers in the Public Administration.” This is what Franco Fietta, president of the Inarcassa Foundation, which today represents in Italy about 180,000 free engineers and architects, declares professionals, regarding the possible return of the contract integrated with the Simplification Decree, now still in draft. “An institution that generates a conflict of interest as both those who must guarantee project quality and the main control actors in the execution of the work, are paid by the executing company. Furthermore, it does not intervene on the reduction of process times if not in a very limited way “, emphasizes the Foundation.” The design services can and must be outsourced to avoid creating a conflict of interest between the contracting company with the integrated contract, in fact, the general principle of the separation of roles between designer and builder, which represents an element of transparency, to guarantee and in the interest of all operators in the sector and of the quality of the work, must be absolutely safeguarded. quality standards that in the project must always be at the center of the process “, he explains again.” Probably the example of the Morandi bridge in Genoa has pushed towards a radical desire for simplification that overwhelms the entire system of tenders for the award of services of engineering and architecture, although that model was adopted for an absolutely extraordinary case and attention i international. There is a real risk that the reintroduction of integrated procurement applied to the entire procurement chain significantly reduces controls with harmful consequences. Unlocking the works – concludes Fietta – is the fundamental objective at the moment, but doing it well is even more so ”.