48. In the case of contracts for construction work, and notwithstanding section 17, the Chief Electoral officer may decide to evaluate the quality of a tender by making a call for tender in 2 stages.
The first stage consists in selecting contractors by soliciting only a quality demonstration in accordance with the evaluation conditions set out in Schedule 1. The second stage consists in inviting the selected contractors to submit a tender that includes only a price.
The Chief Electoral Officer must specify, in the tender documents, the rules to be used to evaluate the quality of tenders, including the evaluation criteria.
The Chief Electoral Officer awards the contract to the contractor that submits the lowest price.