Consorzio Integra was formed on 3rd March 2016 as part of a CCC – Consorzio Cooperative Costruzioni Management Board project. The board took office in June 2015 under chairman Vincenzo Onorato, with the intention to protect and augment the CCC work portfolio, conscious of the efficacy of the consortium structure on the public works market. The consortium is a tool to support and expand its member cooperatives, and to ensure growth in line with the values of mutual cooperation and the central importance of human capital.
The project was put into practice thanks to the great capitalization drive completed by the cooperatives and financing partners in under a month, showing their profound belief in the new organization, and thanks to an agreement with the CCC workers and trade unions enabling the transfer of enough resources to INTEGRA.
A modern organization, integrated in the world of Italian cooperatives, that gathers the top players in the construction sector, with the leading service providers and engineering firms, adapting to the changing economic climate in order to deal with a market that is more and more competitive.
This new integration programme fits together complementary experiences and know-how, while sticking to the fundamental values of the cooperative model: local roots, social purpose and mutuality.
The new consortium model strives for the sustainable development of its member cooperatives. It writes a new agreement with its members based on the protection of common assets, a suitable selection of cooperatives to allocate the works to in the tender stage, a fitting monitoring mechanism during the works phase, and new, shared compliance regulations that can substantially define a “common” market stance.
The consortium of cooperatives is organized so as to combine the characteristics of the big building firms with a second-level structure. This structure takes on tenders in its own name, in the interest of the members to whom it will contract out the jobs it has won.
The consortium formula produces benefits for the single members as they can work with a greater business capacity on a vaster market, as well as for the commissioning bodies as they can collaborate with a reliable partner with top technical skills.
The advantages for a client from drawing up a works contract with a consortium of cooperatives are: