118.1.3. Every person who communicates or attempts to communicate, directly or indirectly, with a member of a selection committee in order to influence the member concerning a call for tenders before a contract is awarded is guilty of an offence and liable to a fine of $5,000 to $30,000 in the case of a natural person and $15,000 to $100,000 in all other cases.
For a second or subsequent offence, the minimum and maximum fines are doubled.
This section does not apply in the case of a person presenting a proposal to a selection committee formed to determine the winner of a competition.
2016, c. 17, s. 331; 2017, c. 27, s. 1791.