26. Any contract for construction or alteration works shall be granted following a call for public tenders. If the borrower wishes to carry out the works with his own forces, he must submit to the Société, for approval, a detailed estimate of the costs involved.
In the case of experimental or pilot projects or in emergency cases as well as in cases of loans granted under section 64 of the Act, the Government may authorize the granting of a contract for construction or alteration works without development projects or a call for public tenders.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. S-8, r. 3, s. 26.