C-65.1, r. 4 - Regulation respecting certain service contracts of public bodies

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chapter C-65.1, r. 4
Regulation respecting service contracts of public bodies
CONTRACTING BY PUBLIC BODOES — SERVICE CONTRACTS
Act respecting contracting by public bodies
(chapter C-65.1, s. 23).
C-65.1
September 1 2012
O.C. 533-2008; O.C. 696-2009, s. 1.
CHAPTER I
SCOPE
1. This Regulation applies to service contracts referred to in subparagraph 3 of the first paragraph of section 3 of the Act respecting contracting by public bodies (chapter C-65.1) and contracts considered as such under the third paragraph of that section.
O.C. 533-2008, s. 1.
2. For the purposes of this Regulation, the electronic tendering system is the system approved by the Government under section 11 of the Act.
O.C. 533-2008, s. 2.
CHAPTER II
PUBLIC CALL FOR TENDERS
DIVISION I
GENERAL
3. A public call for tenders must be made in accordance with the provisions of this Chapter.
If a public body makes a public call for tenders to award a contract involving an expenditure below the public tender threshold referred to in subparagraph 1 of the first paragraph of section 10 of the Act, the tender closing date set out in subparagraph 6 of the second paragraph of section 4, the requirement as to the place of the establishment set out in subparagraph 2 of the first paragraph of section 6, the time for sending an addendum set out in the second paragraph of section 9 and the composition of the selection committee provided for in the second paragraph of section 26 may differ.
In the case of a contract referred to in Chapter III, the public call for tenders must comply with the special provisions of that chapter.
O.C. 533-2008, s. 3.
DIVISION II
TENDER DOCUMENTS
4. Every public call for tenders is made by publishing a notice on the electronic tendering system.
The notice forms part of the tender documents and must specify and contain
(1)  the name of the public body;
(2)  a brief description of the services required;
(3)  the nature and amount of any required tender security;
(4)  whether or not an intergovernmental agreement within the meaning of section 2 of the Act applies;
(5)  the place where information may be obtained;
(5.1)  a mention that the tender documents may only be obtained through the electronic tendering system;"
(6)  the place as well as the closing and opening dates and times, the closing date being not less than 15 days after the date on which the notice is published; and
(7)  the fact that the public body is not bound to accept any tender.
O.C. 533-2008, s. 4; O.C. 680-2011, s. 1.
5. In its tender documents, a public body must provide
(1)  a description of the procurement requirements and conditions on which the contract is to be carried out;
(2)  in the case of a joint call for tenders within the meaning of section 15 of the Act, the identity of every public body and legal person established in the public interest that are parties to the joint call for tenders;
(3)  the eligibility requirements of service providers and the compliance requirements for tenders;
(4)  a list of the documents or other items required from service providers;
(5)  the tender opening procedure;
(6)  where a quality evaluation of tenders is to be made, the evaluation rules, including the criteria selected and, for the purposes of Schedule 2, their respective weighting;
(7)  the contract award rule, including any calculation to be applied before awarding the contract;
(8)  the contract to be signed; and
(9)  any other particular required under this Regulation.
In the case referred to in subparagraph 2 of the first paragraph, every party to a joint call for tenders must use the services of the selected provider, on the conditions specified in the tender documents.
O.C. 533-2008, s. 5.
6. In order to submit a tender, a service provider must meet the following eligibility requirements:
(1)  have all the necessary qualifications, authorizations, permits, licences, registrations, certificates, accreditations and attestations;
(2)  have in Québec or in a territory covered by an applicable intergovernmental agreement an establishment where activities are carried on on a permanent basis, clearly identified under the service provider’s name and accessible during regular business hours; and
(3)  meet any other eligibility requirement specified in the tender documents.
Despite subparagraph 2 of the first paragraph, if competition is insufficient, the public body may make eligible any service provider that has an establishment in a territory not covered by an applicable intergovernmental agreement, provided that the public body so specifies in the tender documents.
A service provider who fails to comply with any of those requirements is ineligible.
O.C. 533-2008, s. 6.
7. Compliance requirements must specify the cases that will entail automatic rejection of a tender, namely
(1)  the place or the closing date or time has not been complied with;
(2)  a required document is missing;
(3)  the required signature of an authorized person is missing;
(4)  an erasure of or correction to the tendered price is not initialled;
(5)  the tender is conditional or restrictive;
(6)  the price submitted and the quality demonstration are not presented separately as required by section 16, where applicable; and
(7)  any other compliance requirement stated in the tender documents as entailing automatic rejection of a tender has not been complied with.
O.C. 533-2008, s. 7.
8. Provided that it is specified in the tender documents, a public body may refuse to consider any service provider who, in the 2 years preceding the tender opening date, has been given an unsatisfactory performance report by the public body, failed to follow up on a tender or contract or has had a contract cancelled because of failure to comply with the contract conditions.
O.C. 533-2008, s. 8.
9. A public body may amend the tender documents by means of an addendum sent to the service providers concerned.
If the amendment is likely to affect the prices, the addendum must be sent at least 7 days before the tender closing time; if that 7-day period cannot be complied with, the closing time must be extended by the number of days needed to ensure compliance with the minimum period.
O.C. 533-2008, s. 9; O.C. 680-2011, s. 2.
9.1. Tender documents and, if applicable, any addendum amending them may only be obtained through the electronic tendering system.
O.C. 680-2011, s. 3.
DIVISION III
SERVICE CONTRACTS OF A TECHNICAL NATURE
§ 1.  — Calling for and opening of tenders
10. A public body solicits solely a price to award a service contract of a technical nature.
O.C. 533-2008, s. 10.
11. Tenders are opened by the public body at a public opening in the presence of a witness at the designated place and on the date and time fixed in the tender documents, unless the tenders are in the form of a price list whose scope or layout does not make it possible to specify a total price.
At the public opening, the names of the service providers and their respective total prices are disclosed, subject to subsequent verifications.
Within 4 business days, the public body must make the results of the public opening of tenders available on the electronic tendering system.
O.C. 533-2008, s. 11.
§ 2.  — Evaluation of tenders and contract awarding
12. The public body evaluates the tenders received, ensuring that the service providers are eligible and their tenders are compliant.
If the public body rejects a tender because the provider is ineligible or the tender is non-compliant, it must so inform the service provider and give the reason for the rejection no later than 15 days after awarding the contract.
O.C. 533-2008, s. 12.
13. A public body awards the contract to the service provider who submits the lowest price.
O.C. 533-2008, s. 13.
14. If several service providers obtain identical results following a call for tenders, the contract is awarded by a drawing of lots.
O.C. 533-2008, s. 14.
15. The public body awards the contract on the basis of the procurement requirements described and the rules established in the tender documents and according to the price submitted.
The public body may, however, negotiate the price submitted and the price stipulated in the contract may be less than the price submitted if
(1)  only one service provider submitted a compliant tender;
(2)  the service provider agreed to a new price; and
(3)  it is the only change made to the conditions set out in the tender documents or to the tender in the course of the negotiation.
O.C. 533-2008, s. 15.
DIVISION IV
PROFESSIONAL SERVICE CONTRACTS
§ 1.  — Calling for and opening of tenders
16. A public body must evaluate the quality of a tender to award a professional service contract; the public body must request a price, if required, and a quality demonstration based on predetermined evaluation criteria.
The price and the quality demonstration must be presented separately so that the first paragraph of section 26 may apply.
O.C. 533-2008, s. 16.
17. The provisions of the first paragraph of section 11 apply to a professional service contract. At the public opening of tenders, only the names of the service providers are disclosed and the results of the opening are made available in accordance with the third paragraph of that section.
O.C. 533-2008, s. 17.
§ 2.  — Evaluation of tenders and contract awarding
18. The provisions of section 12 apply to professional service contracts.
O.C. 533-2008, s. 18.
19. The public body must evaluate the quality of tenders as provided in Schedule 1 or Schedule 2, as the case may be.
O.C. 533-2008, s. 19.
20. Where an evaluation is based on a minimum level of quality, the public body must apply the evaluation conditions in Schedule 1 and award the contract to the service provider who submitted the lowest price.
O.C. 533-2008, s. 20.
21. Where an evaluation is based on measurement of the level of quality followed by calculation of the price-quality ratio, the public body must apply the evaluation conditions in Schedule 2 and award the contract to the service provider who submitted the lowest adjusted price.
O.C. 533-2008, s. 21.
22. Where an evaluation is based solely on measurement of the level of quality, the public body must apply the evaluation conditions in sections 1 to 7 of Schedule 2 and award the contract to the service provider whose acceptable tender obtained the highest final score.
O.C. 533-2008, s. 22.
23. A public body may solicit only a quality demonstration if a tariff applicable to the contract concerned exists and has been established under an Act or approved by the Government or the Conseil du trésor.
O.C. 533-2008, s. 23.
24. Despite section 23, a public body must solicit only a quality demonstration to award an architecture or engineering contract, excluding a forest engineering contract.
If such a contract, excluding a contract for soils and materials engineering, involves an expenditure below $250,000 and a regionalized public call for tenders is issued, the project manager must be a permanent resource of the service provider. The workplace of the permanent resource must be an establishment of the provider that has been in the region specified in the tender documents for at least 2 months before the tender closing date.
For the purposes of the second paragraph, permanent resource means a natural person who, on an annual basis, devotes at least 75% of his or her working time to the service provider and at least 1,100 hours.
O.C. 533-2008, s. 24; O.C. 873-2008.
25. A public body may make a public call for tenders in 2 stages in order to award a contract.
At the first stage, the public body selects service providers by soliciting only a quality demonstration. The tender documents must indicate whether every selected service provider or only a limited number of them will be invited to take part in the second stage.
The selection committee evaluates the quality of a tender according to the following conditions and procedure:
(1)  if all the selected service providers are invited to take part in the second stage, the quality of a tender is evaluated in accordance with the evaluation conditions in Schedule 1 and all the providers who meet at least the minimum quality level are retained;
(2)  if only a limited number of service providers are invited to take part in the second stage, the quality of a tender is evaluated in accordance with the evaluation conditions in sections 1 to 7 of Schedule 2 and only those who obtain the highest final scores are retained.
At the second stage, the public body invites the selected service providers to submit a tender that includes only a price or a quality demonstration with or without a price.
If only a price is required, sections 10 to 15 apply and, where the quality level of a tender is evaluated, sections 16 to 24 and 26 to 28 apply.
O.C. 533-2008, s. 25.
26. Tenders are to be evaluated by a selection committee set up for that purpose by the public body. If a price is submitted, the committee must evaluate quality without knowing the price submitted.
The selection committee must be composed of a secretary in charge of coordinating activities and of at least 3 members.
O.C. 533-2008, s. 26.
27. The provisions of sections 14 and 15 apply to a professional service contract, except that the condition in subparagraph 1 of the second paragraph of section 15 is that only one service provider must have submitted an acceptable tender.
O.C. 533-2008, s. 27.
28. The public body must inform each tenderer of the results of the tender quality evaluation within 15 days after awarding the contract.
If Schedule 1 applies, the particulars sent to tenderers are
(1)  confirmation that their tender was accepted or not; and
(2)  the name of and price submitted by the successful tenderer.
If Schedule 2 applies, the particulars sent to tenderers are
(1)  confirmation that their tender was accepted or not;
(2)  their quality score, their adjusted price and their rank according to the adjusted prices, where applicable; and
(3)  the name, quality score and, where applicable, price of the successful tenderer, and the resulting adjusted price.
O.C. 533-2008, s. 28; O.C. 873-2008.
29. Except for contracts for financial or banking services, section 16 and sections 18 to 28 apply where the public body evaluates the quality of a tender following an invitation to tender. However, the composition of the selection committee provided for in the second paragraph of section 26 may differ.
O.C. 533-2008, s. 29.
CHAPTER III
SPECIAL RULES FOR AWARDING CONTRACTS
DIVISION I
TASK ORDER CONTRACTS
30. A public body may enter into a task order contract with one or more service providers when the procurement requirements are recurrent and the number of requests, the rate or frequency at which they are to be performed are uncertain.
O.C. 533-2008, s. 30.
31. The public body must indicate in the tender documents the approximate monetary value of the services that the public body intends to request.
O.C. 533-2008, s. 31.
32. If the task order contract is entered into with more than one service provider, the performance requests are made to the service provider who submitted the lowest price, unless the provider cannot perform the service, in which case the other providers are solicited according to their respective rank.
O.C. 533-2008, s. 32.
32.1. Despite sections 10 and 32, in the case of a task order contract entered into with more than one service provider and whose object is the rental of heavy machinery with operator, the public body may, to determine the lowest bidder, take into account, in addition to the hourly rate submitted for the machine, the machine’s age and hourly transportation cost and the operator’s hourly travelling and boarding expenses.
In such a case, the performance requests are made to the service provider whose machine has obtained the lowest weighted coefficient, unless the provider cannot perform the service, in which case the other providers are solicited according to their respective rank.
For the purposes of this section,
(1)  “weighted coefficient” means the quotient obtained by dividing the sum of the hourly rate submitted for the machine, the machine’s hourly transportation cost, the operator’s hourly travelling expenses and boarding expenses, where applicable, by the maximum total hourly rental rate in effect, as indicated in the booklet Taux de location de machinerie lourde, published by the Centre de services partagés du Québec;
(2)  “hourly rate submitted for the machine” means the hourly rate indicated by the service provider or, if that rate is higher than the maximum total hourly rate or if the machine is registered after the tender opening date with a “late” notation, the maximum total hourly rate.
O.C. 696-2009, s. 2.
DIVISION II
SERVICE CONTRACTS OF A TECHNICAL NATURE
33. Despite section 10, a public body may decide to evaluate the quality of a tender in order to award a service contract of a technical nature and must then apply the provisions of Division IV of Chapter II.
O.C. 533-2008, s. 33.
DIVISION III
PROFESSIONAL SERVICE CONTRACTS
34. Despite section 16, a public body may, except in the cases provided for in section 24, decide to solicit only a price in order to award a professional service contract; the public body must then apply the provisions of Division III of Chapter II.
O.C. 533-2008, s. 34.
CHAPTER IV
SPECIAL CONTRACTS
DIVISION I
LEGAL SERVICE CONTRACTS
35. A legal service contract may be entered into by mutual agreement.
O.C. 533-2008, s. 35.
36. For the public bodies referred to in subparagraph 1 or 2 of the first paragraph of section 4 of the Act, a legal service contract is entered into by the Minister of Justice or with the Minister’s consent, except if such a contract concerns only the activities on foreign soil of a delegation general, a delegation or another form of representation of Québec abroad, established pursuant to section 28 of the Act respecting the Ministère des Relations internationales (chapter M-25.1.1).
O.C. 533-2008, s. 36.
DIVISION II
FINANCIAL OR BANKING SERVICE CONTRACTS
37. A financial or banking service contract may be entered into by mutual agreement.
O.C. 533-2008, s. 37.
38. For the public bodies referred to in subparagraph 1 or 2 of the first paragraph of section 4 of the Act, a financial or banking service contract is entered into by the Minister of Finance or with the Minister’s consent.
O.C. 533-2008, s. 38.
DIVISION III
ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN CONTRACTS
39. A public body may solicit only a quality demonstration to award an advertising campaign contract.
The amount indicated in the contract may not be greater than the amount predetermined in the tender documents.
O.C. 533-2008, s. 39.
DIVISION IV
TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE CONTRACTS
40. In the case of professional services for engineering or land surveying relating to transport infrastructures for which only a quality demonstration is solicited in accordance with section 23 or 24, the special awarding rules below may be applied with the authorization of the Minister of Transport if
(1)  following a public call for tenders, contracts are awarded to more than one service provider, despite section 22; or
(2)  a task order contract is awarded to more than one service provider, despite section 32.
For the purposes of subparagraph 1 of the first paragraph, contracts are awarded to the service providers whose acceptable tenders obtained the highest final scores. If the monetary value of the contracts differs, the contract with the highest value is awarded to the service provider whose acceptable tender obtained the highest final score, and so on.
For the purposes of subparagraph 2 of the first paragraph, the tender documents must indicate whether all or a limited number of the service providers who submitted an acceptable tender will be retained. In the case of a limited number, the service providers retained are those who obtained the highest final scores. Performance requests are then distributed among the service providers retained in a fair manner that takes into account the objectives set out in subparagraphs 2 and 6 of the first paragraph of section 2 of the Act.
O.C. 533-2008, s. 40; O.C. 873-2008.
DIVISION V
TRAVEL SERVICE CONTRACTS
41. A public body may solicit only a quality demonstration to award a travel service contract involving an expenditure equal to or above the public tender threshold.
In that case, the public body negotiates the amount of the contract with the service provider whose acceptable tender obtained the highest score for quality.
O.C. 533-2008, s. 41.
DIVISION VI
SERVICE CONTRACTS FOR ACTIVITIES ON FOREIGN SOIL
42. A service contract for the activities on foreign soil of a delegation general, a delegation or another form of representation of Québec abroad, established pursuant to section 28 of the Act respecting the Ministère des Relations internationales (chapter M-25.1.1), may be entered into by mutual agreement even if it involves an expenditure equal to or above the public tender threshold provided for in section 10 of the Act. The contract is awarded in a manner consistent with the principles stated in section 2 of the Act.
O.C. 533-2008, s. 42.
DIVISION VII
OTHER SERVICE CONTRACTS
O.C. 696-2009, s. 3.
42.1. A service contract for the hiring of an investigator, conciliator, negotiator, mediator, arbitrator, a physician or a dentist in matters of medical assessment related to their field or a person as an expert court witness may be entered into by mutual agreement.
O.C. 696-2009, s. 3.
CHAPTER V
QUALIFICATION OF SERVICE PROVIDERS
43. A public body may qualify service providers prior to the acquisition process if
(1)  the qualification of service providers is preceded by a public notice to that effect on the electronic tendering system;
(2)  a list of the qualified service providers is published on the electronic tendering system and every provider is informed of entry on the list or the reason for refusal if entry is denied; and
(3)  a public notice of qualification is published again at least once a year, even though the public body may qualify service providers at intervals varying from 1 to 3 years.
O.C. 533-2008, s. 43.
44. Where the public body evaluates the quality of applications for qualification, it must set up a selection committee within the meaning of section 26 and apply the evaluation conditions in Schedule 1 or in sections 1 to 7 of Schedule 2.
O.C. 533-2008, s. 44.
45. Except in the cases described in section 13 of the Act, every contract subsequent to the qualification of service providers is limited to qualified providers only and, if such a contract involves an expenditure equal to or above the public tender threshold, it must be awarded through a public call for tenders.
O.C. 533-2008, s. 45.
CHAPTER VI
CONDITIONS TO BE MET PRIOR TO ENTERING INTO CONTRACTS
DIVISION I
REQUIRED AUTHORIZATION
46. The authorization of the chief executive officer of the public body is required for every contract of a repetitive nature whose expected term, including any renewal, is greater than 3 years. Despite the foregoing, the chief executive officer of the public body may not authorize a contract whose expected term, including any renewal, is greater than 5 years.
That authorization is also required before entering into a contract involving an expenditure equal to or above the public tender threshold if
(1)  only one service provider submitted a compliant tender; or
(2)  only one service provider submitted an acceptable tender following a quality evaluation.
In the case provided for in subparagraph 2 of the second paragraph, the selection committee must not know the price and the chief executive officer of the public body is to determine whether or not the awarding process should be continued.
O.C. 533-2008, s. 46.
DIVISION II
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PROGRAM
47. This Division applies only to public bodies referred to in subparagraph 1 or 2 of the first paragraph of section 4 of the Act.
O.C. 533-2008, s. 47.
48. Where the amount of a service contract is $100,000 or more, or where the amount of a service subcontract is $100,000 or more, the contract or subcontract may not be entered into with a Québec service provider or subcontractor whose business employs more than 100 persons unless the service provider or subcontractor has made a commitment to implement an affirmative action program that complies with the Charter of human rights and freedoms (chapter C-12) and holds an attestation to that effect issued by the Chair of the Conseil du trésor.
If such a contract or subcontract is to be entered into with a service provider or subcontractor outside Québec but within Canada whose business employs more than 100 persons, the service provider or subcontractor must provide an attestation to the effect that the service provider or subcontractor has already made a commitment to implement an employment equity program of the province or territory concerned, as applicable, or failing that, to implement a federal employment equity program.
O.C. 533-2008, s. 48.
49. The Chair of the Conseil du trésor is to cancel the attestation issued to any Québec service provider who does not fulfil a commitment to implement an affirmative action program. Such a service provider may not enter into a service contract or subcontract as long as a new attestation has not been issued.
A service provider located outside Québec but within Canada whose attestation referred to in the second paragraph of section 48 has been revoked may not enter into a service contract or subcontract as long as a new attestation has not been issued.
O.C. 533-2008, s. 49.
DIVISION III
QUALITY ASSURANCE, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND ENVIRONMENT
50. A public body may require a quality assurance system, including the ISO 9001: 2000 standard, or a specification relating to sustainable development and the environment for the carrying out of a contract. The public body must specify the requirement in the tender documents.
If such a requirement unduly reduces competition, the public body must allow any service provider to submit a tender and grant to a service provider that fulfils the requirement referred to in the first paragraph a preferential margin not exceeding 10%. In the latter case, the price submitted by such a service provider is, for the sole purpose of determining the successful tenderer, reduced by the preferential margin, without any effect on the price for contract awarding purposes.
The percentage of the preferential margin to be applied must be indicated in the tender documents.
In the case of a contract whose quality evaluation is based solely on the quality measurement, the public body must ascertain that there is enough competition to allow the first paragraph to apply.
O.C. 533-2008, s. 50.
DIVISION IV
ATTESTATION FROM REVENU QUÉBEC
O.C. 355-2010, s. 1; O.C. 848-2011, s. 1.
50.1. Every service provider interested in entering into a service contract with a public body involving an expenditure equal to or greater than $25,000 must hold an attestation from Revenu Québec.
O.C. 355-2010, s. 1; O.C. 848-2011, s. 1.
50.2. The attestation from Revenu Québec is issued to every service provider who, on the date indicated in the attestation, has filed the returns and reports that the provider had to file under fiscal laws and who has no overdue account payable to the Minister of Revenue, in particular when its recovery has been legally suspended or arrangements have been made with the provider to ensure payment and the provider has not defaulted.
O.C. 355-2010, s. 1; O.C. 848-2011, s. 1.
50.3. The attestation must not have been issued more than 90 days before the date and time fixed for receiving tenders, or after that date and time, or, in the case of a contract entered into by mutual agreement, more than 90 days before the contract award date. The fact that the service provider holds an attestation is considered to be an eligibility requirement within the meaning of section 6.
O.C. 848-2011, s. 1.
50.4. A service provider may not submit an attestation from Revenu Québec that contains false or inaccurate information, produce on the service provider’s own behalf the attestation of a third party, or falsely declare that the service provider does not hold the required attestation.
O.C. 848-2011, s. 1.
50.5. No person may help another person, by an act or omission, to contravene section 50.4, or encourage, advise, allow, authorize or order the person to contravene that section.
O.C. 848-2011, s. 1.
50.6. Section 50.1 does not apply to a service provider that does not have in Québec an establishment where activities are carried on on a permanent basis, clearly identified under the service provider’s name and accessible during regular business hours.
It does not apply either where a service contract must be entered into by reason of an emergency that threatens human safety or property.
O.C. 848-2011, s. 1.
CHAPTER VII
INFORMATION TO BE PUBLISHED
51. Following a public call for tenders, the public body must publish on the electronic tendering system, within 15 days of the awarding of the contract, the name of the successful tenderer and the amount of the contract or, in the case of a task order contract, the estimated amount of the expenditure. In addition, if a contract involves renewal options, the public body also publishes the total amount of the expenditure that would be incurred if all options were exercised.
In the case of a task order contract involving several service providers, the public body must publish the names of the services providers retained and their respective total price. If such a contract involves price lists whose scope or layout prevents the publication of the results, the public body must indicate on the electronic tendering system how information on the results may be obtained.
O.C. 533-2008, s. 51.
52. The public body must publish on the electronic tendering system, at least once every 6 months, a list of the contracts involving an expenditure greater than $25,000 entered into by mutual agreement or following an invitation to tender, except contracts involving confidential or protected information within the meaning of subparagraph 3 of the first paragraph of section 13 of the Act.
O.C. 533-2008, s. 52.
53. The list to be published pursuant to section 52 must contain at least the following information:
(1)  the name of the service provider, the date and the amount of the contract or, in the case of a task order contract, the estimated amount of the expenditure;
(2)  in the case of a contract that involves renewal options, in addition to the information required in paragraph 1, the total amount of the expenditure that would be incurred if all options were exercised;
(3)  the nature of the service to be provided under the contract; and
(4)  in the case of a contract by mutual agreement involving an expenditure above the public tender threshold, the provision in the Act or this Regulation under which the contract was awarded.
O.C. 533-2008, s. 53.
CHAPTER VIII
CONTRACT MANAGEMENT CONDITIONS
DIVISION I
SETTLEMENT OF DISPUTES
54. The public body and the service provider must attempt to amicably settle any difficulty that may arise out of a contract by resorting to the dispute resolution clauses in the contract, if any.
If the matter cannot be settled in that manner, it may be referred to a court of justice or an adjudicative body, as the case may be, or to an arbitrator. In the latter case, a general or special authorization from the Minister of Justice is required for public bodies referred to in subparagraph 1 or 2 of the first paragraph of section 4 of the Act.
O.C. 533-2008, s. 54.
DIVISION II
PERFORMANCE EVALUATION
55. A public body must record in a report the evaluation of any service provider whose performance is considered to be unsatisfactory.
O.C. 533-2008, s. 55.
56. The public body must complete its evaluation not later than 60 days after the end of the contract and send a copy of the evaluation to the service provider.
O.C. 533-2008, s. 56.
57. A service provider may forward comments in writing on the report to the public body within 30 days following receipt of a report of unsatisfactory performance.
O.C. 533-2008, s. 57.
58. Within 30 days after the expiry of the time in section 57 or following receipt of the service provider’s comments, as the case may be, the chief executive officer of the public body is to uphold or cancel the evaluation and inform the service provider of the decision. If the chief executive officer fails to act within the prescribed time, the service provider’s performance is considered to be satisfactory.
O.C. 533-2008, s. 58.
CHAPTER VIII.1
OFFENCES
O.C. 848-2011, s. 2.
58.1. A violation of section 50.4 or 50.5 constitutes an offence.
O.C. 848-2011, s. 2.
CHAPTER IX
TRANSITIONAL AND FINAL
59. A public body has until 31 March 2012 to implement the provisions of subparagraph 2 of the first paragraph of section 5. Until that date, the public body must at least state, in the tender documents, the public bodies and legal persons established in the public interest that are or are likely to be parties to the joint call for tenders.
In that case, the present and future parties to the joint call for tenders must deal with the selected service provider, on the conditions set out in the tender documents.
O.C. 533-2008, s. 59; O.C. 755-2010, s. 1.
60. (Omitted).
O.C. 533-2008, s. 60.
61. (Omitted).
O.C. 533-2008, s. 61.
62. (Omitted).
O.C. 533-2008, s. 62.
62.1. The Minister of Revenue is charged with the application and enforcement of sections 50.2, 50.4, 50.5 and 58.1.
O.C. 848-2011, s. 3.
63. (Omitted).
O.C. 533-2008, s. 63.
SCHEDULE 1
(ss. 19, 20, 25, 28, 44)
Quality evaluation conditions for a contract award based on the lowest price
(1) At least 3 criteria are required for quality evaluation.
(2) The public body must specify in the tender documents, for each criterion, the elements of quality required to reach an “acceptable level of performance”, which corresponds to the public body’s minimum expectations for the criterion.
(3) An acceptable tender in terms of quality is a tender that, for each criterion, meets the “acceptable level of performance”. A tender that does not reach that level of performance in respect of any criterion is rejected.
O.C. 533-2008, Sch. 1.
SCHEDULE 2
(ss. 19, 21, 22, 25, 28, 44)
Quality evaluation conditions for a contract award based on the lowest adjusted price or based on the final score for the highest quality
(1) The evaluation grid must have at least 3 quality evaluation criteria.
(2) The public body must specify in the tender documents, for each criterion, the elements of quality required to reach an “acceptable level of performance”, which corresponds to the public body’s minimum expectations for the criterion.
(3) Each criterion in the evaluation grid is weighted on the basis of its importance for the carrying out of the contract. The total weight of the criteria is 100%.
(4) Each criterion is evaluated on a scale of 0 to 100 points, the “acceptable level of performance” corresponding to 70 points.
(5) At least 70 points may be required in respect of any criterion described in the evaluation grid. A tender that does not reach that minimum is rejected.
(6) The final score for the quality of a tender is the total of the weighted scores obtained in respect of each criterion; the weighted scores are determined by multiplying the score obtained for a criterion by the weight of that criterion.
(7) An acceptable tender in terms of quality is a tender whose final score is at least 70 points.
(8) The price of each acceptable tender is adjusted according to the following formula:
Adjusted price = Price submitted
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Quality adjustement factor
The quality adjustment factor is equal to:
Final score for quality - 70
1 + K (________________________________)
30
where
“K” is the additional percentage that the public body is willing to pay to move from a 70-point tender to a 100-point tender, for all criteria.
(9) The public body determines in the tender documents the value of K, which must range from 15% to 30%.
O.C. 533-2008, Sch. 2.
TRANSITIONAL
2011
(O.C. 848-2011) SECTION 4A violation of section 50.4 or 50.5 committed between 15 September 2011 and 15 March 2012 inclusively will result in the issue of a warning to the offender rather than a statement of offence.
SECTION 5. This Regulation applies only to calls for tenders issued and contracts entered into by mutual agreement by a public body as of 15 September 2011.
2010
(O.C. 355-2010) SECTION 2Despite the third and fourth paragraphs of section 50.1 of this Regulation, a service provider remains eligible to submit a tender for a call for tenders whose tender closing time is prior to 1 October 2010 even if the provider’s attestation is issued after tender closing time.
SECTION 3. The Chair of the Conseil du trésor is to report to the Government about the first year of application of section 50.1 of this Regulation.
SECTION 4. The Division IV of this Regulation applies only to call for tenders issued and contracts entered into by mutual agreement as of 1 June 2010.
REFERENCES
O.C. 533-2008, 2008 G.O. 2, 2099
O.C. 873-2008, 2008 G.O. 2, 4617
O.C. 696-2009, 2009 G.O. 2, 1862A
O.C. 355-2010, 2010 G.O., 1109
O.C. 755-2010, 2010 G.O. 2, 2565
S.Q. 2010, c. 31, s. 175
O.C. 680-2011, 2011 G.O. 2, 1588
O.C. 848-2011, 2011 G.O. 2, 2545