32.1. Despite sections 10 and 32, in the case of a task order contract entered into with more than one service provider and whose object is the rental of heavy machinery with operator, the public body may, to determine the lowest bidder, take into account, in addition to the hourly rate submitted for the machine, the machine’s age and hourly transportation cost and the operator’s hourly travelling and boarding expenses.
In such a case, the performance requests are made to the service provider whose machine has obtained the lowest weighted coefficient, unless the provider cannot perform the service, in which case the other providers are solicited according to their respective rank.
For the purposes of this section,
(1) “weighted coefficient” means the quotient obtained by dividing the sum of the hourly rate submitted for the machine, the machine’s hourly transportation cost, the operator’s hourly travelling expenses and boarding expenses, where applicable, by the maximum total hourly rental rate in effect, as indicated in the booklet Taux de location de machinerie lourde, published by the Centre de services partagés du Québec;
(2) “hourly rate submitted for the machine” means the hourly rate indicated by the service provider or, if that rate is higher than the maximum total hourly rate or if the machine is registered after the tender opening date with a “late” notation, the maximum total hourly rate.