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Role of private strategy consulting firms in supporting the drafting of national recovery and resilience plans

Question écrite de M. Andrea COZZOLINO - Commission européenne


Subject: Role of private strategy consulting firms in supporting the drafting of national recovery and resilience plans

According to recent media reports, some Member States, such as Italy, are using private strategy consulting firms to assist with the preparation of the national recovery and resilience plans (NRRP) to be submitted under the Recovery and Resilience Facility, part of Next Generation EU.

In response to the claims, the Italian Government has affirmed that decision-making power in programming the NRRP remains in the hands of the public authorities.

However, the involvement of private firms, with their broad range of economic and financial interests, could expose the Union to damaging conflicts of interest. Moreover, these firms also provide services to third countries, putting the Union and its Member States at risk of the misuse of strategic information.

In view of the above:

1. Can the Commission provide assurances that decision-making power in programming the NRRP is indeed in the hands of the public authorities across all Member States?

2. Does it consider the involvement of private strategy consulting firms in the preparation of the NRRP to be risk-free and compatible with the protection of the EU’s interests?

3. Can it say whether it is also using, or intends to use, the services of private consulting firms in implementing Next Generation EU?

Réponse - Commission européenne

Diffusée le 16 mai 2021

Answer given by Executive Vice-President Dombrovskis on behalf of the European Commission (17 May 2021)

In line with Regulation (EU) 2021/241 establishing the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) (1), public administrations are at the centre of the implementation of the recovery and resilience plans. The Commission is in close contact with all Member States to help them in the preparation of their plans.

It is up to each Member State to determine the level of expertise needed for the preparation of the recovery and resilience plan. Some Member States face specific challenges linked to the preparation of their plans and may rely on the expertise provided by public or private bodies. To ensure that funds are absorbed in an efficient manner, Member States may also request expertise under the Technical Support Instrument to help build Member States’ capacity to implement their plan.

The Commission has not used the services of private consulting firms for its own needs in implementing the RRF, beyond a small consultancy contract to assist in developing an internal IT system. Any use of private contractors will be assessed based on the specific needs of the Commission in terms of technical expertise that might be required for specific tasks, for example related to IT development. The Commission pays special attention to the absence of conflict of interest when hiring the services of private contractors. The Commission notes that applicable public procurement rules oblige contracting authorities at Member State and Commission level to take appropriate measures to prevent and address conflicts of interest arising from procurement procedures. In addition, contracting authorities may exclude a tenderer from being awarded a contract if that tenderer is subject to a conflict of interest.

⋅1∙ https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX%3A32021R0241 | | ( | | )

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