96. A transit authority may choose to use a system of bid weighting and evaluating whereby each bid obtains a number of points based on the price as well as on the quality or quantity of goods, services or work, the delivery procedure, servicing, the experience and financial capacity required of the insurer, supplier or contractor or on any other criteria directly related to the procurement.
Where the transit authority chooses to use such a system, the public call for tenders or any document to which it refers shall mention all the requirements and all criteria that will be used for evaluating the bids, as well as the weighting and evaluation methods based on those criteria.
The transit authority shall establish a selection committee of at least three members, other than members of the board of directors; the committee must evaluate each tender and assign it a number of points for each criterion.
In such a case, the transit authority shall not award the contract to a person other than the person whose bid was received within the time fixed and obtained the highest score.
For the purposes of the last sentence of the tenth paragraph of section 95, the bid having obtained the highest score shall be considered to be the lowest tender.
2001, c. 23, s. 96; 2002, c. 37, s. 267; 2012, c. 30, s. 27; 2017, c. 13, s. 20211; 2018, c. 8, s. 26415; I.N. 2018-06-01.