Art. 19. Sponsorship contracts

1. The award of sponsorship contracts of works, services, or supplies for amounts exceeding € 40,000, by means of bestowal of money or assumption of debt, or other forms of assumption of payment for due compensations, shall be exclusively subject to the previous publication on the website of the contracting authority or entity, for at least 30 days, of appropriate notice through which the research of sponsors for specific interventions is notified, or the receipt of a sponsorship proposal is communicated, by synthetically indicating the content of the proposed contract. Once the period of publication of the notice has expired, the contract can be freely negotiated, provided that the principles of impartiality and equal treatment among economic operators that have shown their interest is respected, without prejudice to the respect of Article 80.