9. A subcontractor that is a party to a public subcontract directly related to a public contract must have submitted a payment application to the general contractor on or before the 25th day of the month for the work performed in that month and the work scheduled up to the end of that month, failing which the payment application is carried over to the following month.
The payment application must cover the work performed in that month and the work scheduled up to the end of that month by the subcontractors performing public subcontracts indirectly related to the public contract insofar as the subcontractors have submitted their payment application to the subcontractor with which they have contracted by a date that allows the payment application to be dealt with as provided in the first paragraph.
A general contractor receiving a payment application must, before submitting its own payment application to the public body, inform the subcontractor of any refusal of all or any portion of the payment application, and give reasons for the refusal.
2018-01M.O. 2018-01, s. 9.