31561 - Administrative Law and Public Procurement Law

Course Unit Page

  • Teacher Massimo Calcagnile

  • Credits 9

  • SSD IUS/10

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Ravenna

  • Degree Programme First cycle degree programme (L) in Legal Consultant in Business and Public Administration (cod. 9242)

  • Teaching resources on Virtuale


This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Decent work and economic growth Industry, innovation and infrastructure Reduced inequalities Peace, justice and strong institutions

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

The student is able to orient himself in the organization and in the administrative procedure, knows the tools to intervene in the same and he is able to represent there his interests. With specific reference to public procurement, the student knows the operating methods of the administration that purchases goods and services, in order to guarantee compliance with the principles of competition and freedom of enterprise and to represent these interests in the procedure.

Course contents

1.The reasons and characteristics of administrative law.

2. Administrative functions: types, scope and characteristics.

3. Public administrations: concept, perimeter and types.

4. Organization of offices.

5. Public personnel.

6. The duties of public employees.

7. Public goods.

8. Administrative activity.

9. Administrative power.

10. The administrative procedure.

11. Administrative transparency.

12. The administrative measure.

13. The types of measures.

14. Public contracts: prerequisites, typology, discipline, the requirements of the contracting authorities and contractors; the choice of the contractor, the conclusion and the execution


Recommended readings

B.G. MATTARELLA, Lezioni di diritto amministrativo, seconda ed., Giappichelli, Torino, 2020.

Furthermore, for further information on the part of the program dedicated to public contracts, is recommended the following text:

S. FANTINI, Le basi del diritto dei contratti pubblici, seconda ed., Giuffrè, Milano, 2019.

Teaching methods

Teaching will take place through lectures, which will be organized by the models decided by Dipartimento di Scienze Giuridiche.

Dialogue and interactions will be encouraged during class. Students will also be able to ask for additional questions or issues outside the hours of lectures, during the weekly office hours indicated at the bottom of this page.


Assessment methods

Final exam will be held in oral form and the evaluation will be expressed out in thirty. The interview will focus on the topics indicated in the "Course contents" section, in order to verify the students' acquisition of the concepts taught within the course.

The student’s degree of preparation will be evaluated as follows:

18-19 Very limiteted preparation. Basic answer to questions. Not very technical presentation

20-23 Discreet preparation. Accetable answer to questions. Exposure with elements of technicality.

24-27 Good preparation. Relevant answers. Technical and appropriate exposure.

28-29 Great preparation. Complete answers with exact terminology. Good ability exposure.

30 Excellent preparation. Answers supported by complete knowledge and with very appropriate terminology. Systematic exposure.

30 L Uncommon and excellent preparation. Very satisfying answers that denote study, indepth culture and acquired logical ability. Reconstructive and brillant exposure.

The final exam registration can only be made on-line on the University of Bologna web application

Degree thesis

The assignment of the thesis takes place after an interview during the reception hours indicated on the teacher's web page.

The presence of a co-supervisor must be agreed with the teacher who assigned the thesis.

There aren't therefore waiting lists.

Teaching tools

In order to make study and investigation of the issues discussed during lectures and seminars more complete, additional teaching materials, in addition to the texts indicated above, will be given to students. This material will also be made available to students, [https://www.unibo.it/sitoweb/massimo.calcagnile] on the Professor’s website [https://www.unibo.it/sitoweb/massimo.calcagnile] and in the section of this page dedicated to educational materials.

Students with disability or specific learning disabilities (DSA) will be able to communicate their needs to the teacher to find the best solutions.

Office hours

See the website of Massimo Calcagnile