Consip is a public joint stock company held by the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF), which is the sole shareholder. The company operates in keeping with the MEF’s strategic goals, working exclusively to serve the Public Administration sector.
The company carries out activities in consulting, assistance, and support in procuring goods and services for Public Administrations (PAs).
In its role as central purchasing body, it runs the Programme for the Rationalisation of Public Administration Purchases. Based on specific agreements, it supports the individual PAs in all areas throughout the procurement process. Through legal provisions and/or administrative acts, it develops programmes that make use of its know-how in the area of procurement, as well as its ability to manage complex and innovative projects in the sphere of Public Administration.
These goals are achieved through one of the most innovative organisational models currently used in Italy, matching the needs shown by the PAs with the proper attention to market dynamics, in order to achieve the utmost transparency and effectiveness in its programmes.