Art. 40. Obligation of using electronic means of communication in the conduct of award procedures)

1. Communications and information exchange relating to procedures set out in this Code and conducted by central purchasing bodies shall be carried out using electronic means within the meaning of Article 5-bis of legislative decree n.82 of 7 March 2005, Code of Digital Administration.

2. Since 18 October 2018 onwards, communications and exchanges of information relating to procedures set out in this Code conducted by central purchasing bodies shall be carried out using means of electronic communication.