15. To determine the lowest price or the lowest adjusted price for the purposes of awarding, under section 16, 17, 18, 22 or 43, a contract including the acquisition of goods, a public body may consider additional costs related to that acquisition. Those additional costs are added to the tendered or adjusted prices, as applicable, in accordance with section 8 of Schedule 2, so as to establish the total acquisition cost for the public body.
Price adjustment made in accordance with the first paragraph must be based on quantifiable and measurable elements identified in the tender documents. Price adjustment must also be carried out after the filing of tenders according to the information contained in each tender.
For the purposes of this Regulation, the additional costs are the costs not included in the tendered price that would be borne by the public body during the useful life of the goods acquired. They may include installation, maintenance, support, configuration, licence, progress, interoperability, training and data migration costs, as well as the costs of any other item deemed relevant by the public body in connection with the goods acquired.
295-2016O.C. 295-2016, s. 15.