Project Verification

Project verification is an activity provided for by art. 26 of the Procurement Code (Italian Law Legislative Decree 50/2016 including subsequent amendments and additions) and its main objective is the reduction of the risks of variations or reservations during the procurement of a public work (bids and tenders).

The Procurement Code requires a Contracting Authority to carry out the prior verification of the project to verify the compliance of the project papers with the documents referred to in Article 23 of the same abovementioned decree, as well as their compliance with current legislation.

To carry out the preventive verification of the project design for an amount equal to or greater than twenty million Euros, the contracting authority must rely on accredited control bodies in accordance with the European Standard UNI CEI EN ISO/IEC 17020.

The services offered by ITALCERTIFER S.p.A. include the following activities:

  • assistance to the Project Manager (RUP), in the different phases in which the verification and validation processes are articulated and assistance in the activities to be carried out before approval and in contradiction with the designer. ITALCERTIFER governs the verification process as a "participated technical path" designer-verifier-RUP, facilitating the involvement of the project design group at multiple levels, since this a fundamental requirement to guarantee the quality of the service;
  • preventive verification of the project unit, of the conformity of the projects (respectively executive or definitive to the final project or to the feasibility study)
  • assistance in the activities to be carried out before approval and in contradiction with the designer;
  • verification of the conformity of the documents and their compliance with current legislation;
  • verification and assessment of the following aspects:
    • completeness of the design;
    • coherence and completeness of the economic framework in all its aspects;
    • procurement of the chosen design solution;
    • prerequisites for the durability of the work over time;
    • minimization of the risks of introducing variants and litigation;
    • possibility of completion of the work within the deadline;
    • safety of workers and users;
    • adequacy of the unit prices used;
    • maintainability of the works, where required.