Official Québec government site for public tenders "Système électronique d'appels d'offres" : www.seao.ca
Procedure for awarding contracts
The Cities and Towns Act
establishes the legal context for the adjudication of contracts by municipalties. In general, the procedures vary for:
- a call for public tenders for a contract that involves an expenditure of $100,000 or more;
- a call for invitational tenders for a contract that involves an expenditure of more than $25,000 but less than $100,000;
- awarding a contract by mutual agreement that involves an expenditure of less than $25,000.
Municipal contracts are awarded by resolution of the Town Council or by managers holding a delegation of power to that effect under the internal by-law of the municipal Council pertaining to the delegation of powers in matters relating to contracts and to human resources - By-Law No. 2013-52.
Contract Management Policy
The contract management policy governs, in accordance with the Cities and Towns Act, the process for awarding contracts entered into by the Town that involve expenditures and aims to assure citizens that the sums incurred for the acquisition of goods and services are expended in conformity with municipal laws and principles of good administration.
This policy also aims to promote transparency throughout the process of awarding municipal contracts, respecting the rules relative to the adjudication of such contracts as determined by the laws governing the operation of municipal bodies.