bruno the mayor announces a series of measures to support the building. On Thursday September 22, during a progress report of the Assises du BTP meeting in Bercy, the Minister of the Economy announced 13 measures to counter theinflationsuch as the “definitive” perpetuation of 100,000 euros of the ceiling that exempts public works contracts from competitions.
Among the 13 measures, there is also the long-awaited possibility of reviewing the prices of current public contracts, in the event of an explosion in the costs of raw materials or energy. This issue will be the subject of a circular “in the coming days,” the minister declared during a press conference, together with the Minister of SMEs Olivia Grégoire and the Minister of City and Housing Olivier Klein.
The threshold of advances granted to SMEs before the start of works will also be increased “as soon as possible” from 20 to 30% for public contracts. The goal now is “to open discussions with all local authorities so that these state measures can serve as an example,” said Bruno Le Maire during the press conference. With the ambition of “reconciling growth and climate”, a consultation will also be launched on the establishment of a carbon score on materials, in a sector that is among the largest emitters of CO2 in France.
“These are the first announcements, which allow us to be attended quickly and respond to the essential measures that we had requested”, (…)
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