The province of Bergamo does not intend to waste funds from the PNRR and the goal has been set to get as much funding as possible and spend it personally. Not only that, the Province intends to create a staff available to the Municipalities, often too small and without adequate internal resources for the complexity of the application systems, in the planning and participation in the calls for funding.
Support to municipalities
A precondition to be able to make the most of the resources is to create the assistance staff for the Town Councils. This is the first point, to which are added two more aspects: the support of the Single Procurement Board to the City Councils in the execution and management of tenders and the management of Pnrr projects funded directly by the Province, all related to the construction of schools. .
The president of via Tasso, Pasquale Gandolfiexplains: “To all this part, which describes the operation of the Province, is added the equally fundamental planning: the control room Work and training, the start of the program Gol (Guarantee of employability), the relaunch of the Labor Market Observatory, the constitution of the Technical Commission of political-administrative support within the Presidency, are steps that I have wanted to do from the beginning of my mandate in the direction of the shared governance of the territory “We want Bergamo to be the protagonist of a season of renewal, and PNRR is a game to be won.”
Building a team: open calls
Gandolfi and his board seem to feel like coaches in preparing for the championship, for which they evaluate the best formations to present. A few days ago, the first two calls for tenders for the preparation of rankings of technicians that will be hired on a temporary basis were published on the institutional website and the application must be submitted before 11 July.
Specifically, category D specialist technicians and category C technical monitors are sought. In a first phase, five D technicians (three full-time and two part-time) and three part-time C technicians are hired; subsequently, any other recruitment will be possible. The goal is to create a dedicated structure of twenty people by the end of the year. Matteo Macoli, vice-president in charge of the Pnrr, explains: “We have thought of a structure of people that can help the City councils, especially the smallest ones, to overcome the difficulties by the lack of competent personnel to plan and inform, but also more trivially difficulties to find information . Municipalities often even fight to find out about the opportunities that exist and can be decisive ”.
The technical staff is funded by the Province and with a contribution requested from the participating Municipalities (there are currently 191).
The interventions of the Province
To date, there are already ten procedures in progress or closed for a total amount of more than three million euros. Not only that, in the coming days there are eight more calls from as many municipalities. The Province remains committed to the service of design and maintenance of school buildings, for a total of more than thirty million funding distributed in about thirty interventions, all to be awarded on December 31 and whose works will have to begin on March 31, 2023..
The second batch of the fire prevention adaptation of several institutes, which allows to complete this type of interventions in all schools in the area, and a series of seismic adaptation interventions fall within the funds of the Pnrr.
“It is an important intervention plan, which will leave its mark on the system of our institutes,” says the managing director of the Provincial Building of Heritage and School Planning. Umberto Valois.