57. Where the expected term of a supply contract or a service contract of a repetitive nature in the field of information technologies, including any renewal, is greater than 3 years, the authorization of the chief executive officer of the public body is required.
That authorization is also required before entering into a contract involving an expenditure equal to or above the public tender threshold if
(1) only one tenderer submitted a compliant tender; or
(2) only one tenderer submitted an acceptable tender following a quality evaluation.
In the case provided for in subparagraph 2 of the second paragraph, the selection committee must not know the price and the chief executive officer of the public body is to determine whether or not the awarding process should be continued.
295-2016O.C. 295-2016, s. 57.