39. Authorization from the chief executive officer of the public body is required before a notice of the call for tenders is published if the tender validity period is greater than 45 days.
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 contractor submitted a compliant tender; or
(2) only one contractor submitted an acceptable tender following a quality evaluation in accordance with Division II of Chapter III.
In the case provided for in subparagraph 2 of the second paragraph and in the case of a mixed contract for construction work and professional services, 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.