40. In the case of professional services for engineering or land surveying relating to transport infrastructures for which only a quality demonstration is solicited in accordance with section 23 or 24, the special awarding rules below may be applied with the authorization of the Minister of Transport if
(1) following a public call for tenders, contracts are awarded to more than one service provider, despite section 22; or
(2) a task order contract is awarded to more than one service provider, despite section 32.
For the purposes of subparagraph 1 of the first paragraph, contracts are awarded to the service providers whose acceptable tenders obtained the highest final scores. If the monetary value of the contracts differs, the contract with the highest value is awarded to the service provider whose acceptable tender obtained the highest final score, and so on.
For the purposes of subparagraph 2 of the first paragraph, the tender documents must indicate whether all or a limited number of the service providers who submitted an acceptable tender will be retained. In the case of a limited number, the service providers retained are those who obtained the highest final scores. Performance requests are then distributed among the service providers retained in a fair manner that takes into account the objectives set out in subparagraphs 2 and 6 of the first paragraph of section 2 of the Act.
O.C. 533-2008, s. 40; O.C. 873-2008.