13.1. For the purposes of an audit under sections 21.30 and 21.32 of the Act respecting contracting by public bodies (chapter C-65.1), an Associate Commissioner for Audits or a person authorized by an Associate Commissioner for Audits may
(1) enter, at any reasonable hour, the establishment of an enterprise that is applying for an authorization to enter into a public contract or subcontract or that holds an authorization to enter into such a contract or subcontract under that Act or any other premises where documents or information relevant for the purposes of sections 21.26 to 21.28 of that Act may be found, and carry out inspections and examinations;
(2) use any computer, equipment or other thing that is on the premises to access data contained in an electronic device, computer system or other medium or to inspect, examine, process, copy or print out such data;
(3) require from the persons present any information relevant for the purposes of sections 21.26 to 21.28 of that Act as well as the production of any book, register, account, contract, record or other related document; and
(4) examine and make copies of documents containing information relevant for the purposes of those sections.
Any person who has the custody, possession or control of documents referred to in this section must communicate them to the person conducting the audit and facilitate their examination by that person.
An authorized person who has conducted an audit submits a report to the Associate Commissioner for Audits.
2012, c. 25, s. 61; 2013, c. 23, s. 122; 2018, c. 1, s. 1212.