Administrative simplifications vs. Guarantees of legitimacy? Looking for a balance between prompt action and transparency in public procurement

The National Recovery and Resilience Plan Guidelines (PNRR) are the response provided from the Italian Republic to the European Commission proposal – approved by the European Council on 21 July 2020 – known as Next Generation EU (NGEU). A particular focus on economic recovery is centred on the public administration level of efficiency as a fundamental marker for assessing nation's growth potential, as well as its attractiveness and competitiveness. The PNRR designs a set of interventions aimed to legislative simplification and to tender procedures reduction, together with authorization and control procedures decrease. This paper tends to explore which are the procedures and the forms of simplification which, while ensuring the implementation of the public decisions, do not prevent the transparency guarantees and the anti-corruption measures provided at national level.