Our Mandate

According to the anti-corruption law of 2012, A.N.AC. is tasked with the analyses of the causesof corruption and with the drafting of the anticorruption strategy, through  regulatory and supervising functions.
Regarding these functions, the law assigns to A.N.AC. the power to monitor,  request the exhibition of documents,  and the adoption of acts  or the removal of acts and behaviours  in violation of the with law and  transparency rules. In addition, A.N.AC.  provides advice to the public administrations  on the compliance of public employees with the code of conduct; establishes  guidelines and standards  for  codes of conduct  in specific administrative areas; reports annually to the Parliament on  anticorruption activities, criminality in public entities and  the effectiveness of the  adopted strategy.
In the area of transparency (regulated by legislative decree n. 33/2013), the Authority can impose pecuniary sanctions for the violation of the obligation of data publication.
In addition, the Authority is tasked with the interpretation of the legal framework on “the ineligibility and incompatibility of positions in the public administration”, as well as the supervision on the correct enforcement of the pertinent legislation .
The Code of Public Contracts (Legislative decree n. 50/2016, article 213) identifies () ANAC as the responsible entity for the supervision and regulation of public contracts, in order to ensure compliance with the principles of transparency, legitimacy and competition of the operators in the public procurement market  and prevent corruption.  Thus,  the whole strategy  for corruption prevention is concentrated in one single institution .The Authority achieves its goals in the area of public procurement through  regulation,  advisory in order to prevent disputes -, and supervisiion function , along with inspection and sanctioning powers. These competences are completed  by an important monitoring activity through the collection of data on tenders and on the companies operating in the sector: for this purpose, ANAC manages  the Observatory for public contracts. These data are made public through the institutional website, in order to  increase the transparency of the market. ANAC was the 1st classified  in the 2018 European Commission Award "Better Governance through Procurement  Digitalization" in the category of National Contract Registers.

Prevention of Corruption

· Draft and implementation of the National Anticorruption Plan
· Supervision and monitoring of the adoption of the three-year Anticorruption Plans and Codes of Conduct by public administrations and state-controlled enterprises
· Sanction of entities in the event of failure to adopt the three-year Plans and/or the Codes of Conduct
· Supervision of the appointment of the Officers for the Prevention of Corruption and Transparency by each public administration

Integrity of Public Employees

· Supervision of the requirements of public officials’ appointments and conflicts of interest
· Authorization to carry out external assignments for public officials
· Intake and management of whistleblowers complaints
· Guidance and supervision over the adoption of Codes of Conduct.by each public administration.

Transparency

· Guidance and supervision over the inclusion of transparency rules into the three-year Anticorruption Plan by each public administration and state-controlled entities
· Sanctioning power in the event of failure to adopt such rules
· Definition of standards and templates for the mandatory publication of documents, information and data related to the "Transparent Administration" section of each entity
· Adoption of guidelines on the exercise of general civic access, in agreement with the Personal Data Protection Authority

Public Procurement

· Supervision of public contracts for works, services and supplies, including those of regional interest, in ordinary and special sectors
· Supervision of the qualification system for economic operators, including sanctioning powers
· “Collaborative supervision” through the signing of memorandum of understanding with procuring agencies, aimed at collaboration in the preparation and management of tenders, in order to avoid criminal activities
· Advisory function through the issuing of consultative or binding opinions on legislation and pre-litigation cases
· Regulatory function through the adoption of guidelines, standards on tenders, specifications, and other soft regulatory tools, aimed at facilitating the exchange of information, and the development of best practices
· Management of the qualification system for contracting authorities, the mandatory national register of the members of adjudicatory committees on public procurement and the register of in-house companies
· Appeal before the Administrative Judge of  contracting authorities’ measures in serious violations of the Code of Contracts

ANAC has also inspection powers and the power to request the exhibition of documents. In addition, ANAC may impose pecuniary sanctions to the economic operators who refuse to provide such information.

ANAC President’s Special Powers

Pre-emptive vigilance on contracts related to major events. Examples of such vigilance were the surveillance on fairness and transparency of the Milan Expo 2015 tender, the Special Jubilee of Mercy’s procurement process and, most recently, the tenders for the reconstruction works related to the aftermath of the 2016 and 2017 earthquakes. The preemptive vigilance experience of Expo 2015 has been recognized as a best practice by the OECD.
The possibility to propose to the local Government authority the adoption of special measures for the management, support and control of enterprises involved in illicit behaviors, in order to safeguard the timing and efficient execution of the contract.

National and International relations

In an effort to strengthen and broaden a culture of integrity and transparency, ANAC has adopted an outreach strategy aimed at the involvement of the major players in the area of anticorruption both at the national and international level.