According to Pedro Dominguinhos, president of the National Commission for Monitoring the Recovery and Resilience Plan (PRR), cited by ECO, of the hundreds of competitions launched by local authorities, “5% to 10%” ended without receiving any applications.

The lack of interested parties can be explained by the “low base price for the market conditions with which the tenders were launched”, which ended up “not generating demand from companies”. Furthermore, he says, “particularly in competitions for house rehabilitation, the volume of work was reduced, which discouraged contractors”.

Despite having seen “a decrease in deserted tenders” in recent months, the official considers that the year 2024 “is crucial” for achieving the target set with the European Commission: the construction of 32,800 homes by December 31, 2026.