6. A public body must, for the purpose of ensuring that a government procurement project meets its needs, determine those needs and communicate them to the Centre.
The Centre must consult the public bodies covered by such a project when meeting specific needs other than those concerning a commodity. In addition, the Centre may consult any person or entity whose expertise it considers necessary, including an outside expert.
The consultation pertains to any purpose or stage of the project, in particular to the preparation of tender documents or to the testing of the good under conditions of use.
To that end, the Centre establishes an advisory committee composed of user members from a network or networks concerned and identified by the Centre. A user member is a person who uses a good or service covered by the government procurement project.
For the purposes of this section, “commodity” means a good or service identified as such in an order made in accordance with section 9.