C-65.1, r. 5 - Regulation respecting construction contracts of public bodies

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chapter C-65.1, r. 5
Regulation respecting construction contracts of public bodies
CONTRACTING BY PUBLIC BODIES — CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS
Act respecting contracting by public bodies
(chapter C-65.1, a. 23).
C-65.1
September 1 2012
O.C. 532-2008; O.C. 695-2009, s. 1.
CHAPTER I
SCOPE
1. This Regulation applies to construction contracts referred to in subparagraph 2 of the first paragraph of section 3 of the Act respecting contracting by public bodies (chapter C-65.1). It also applies to mixed contracts for construction work and professional services and to contracts to devise savings from the improvement of energy efficiency, as defined in section 27.
O.C. 532-2008, s. 1.
2. For the purposes of this Regulation, the electronic tendering system is the system approved by the Government under section 11 of the Act.
O.C. 532-2008, s. 2.
CHAPTER II
PUBLIC CALL FOR TENDERS
DIVISION I
GENERAL
3. A public call for tenders must be made in accordance with the provisions of this Chapter.
If a public body makes a public call for tenders to award a contract involving an expenditure below the public tender threshold referred to in subparagraph 1 of the first paragraph of section 10 of the Act, the tender closing date set out in subparagraph 6 of the second paragraph of section 4, the requirement as to the place of the establishment set out in subparagraph 2 of the first paragraph of section 6 and the time for sending an addendum set out in the second paragraph of section 9 may differ.
In the case of a task order contract or a contract awarded following quality evaluation, the public call for tenders must comply with the special provisions of Chapter III.
O.C. 532-2008, s. 3.
DIVISION II
TENDER DOCUMENTS
4. Every public call for tenders is made by publishing a notice on the electronic tendering system.
The notice forms part of the tender documents and must specify and contain
(1)  the name of the public body;
(2)  a brief description of the construction work required, the site of the work and the expected duration of the contract or the calendar for the performance of the work;
(2.1)  if applicable, a brief description of the options;
(3)  the nature and amount of any required tender security;
(4)  whether or not an intergovernmental agreement within the meaning of section 2 of the Act applies;
(5)  the place where information may be obtained;
(5.1)  a mention that the tender documents may only be obtained through the electronic tendering system;
(5.2)  if applicable, an indication that tenders may be transmitted electronically and that such transmission may only be done through the electronic tendering system;
(6)  the place as well as the closing and opening dates and times, the closing date being not be less than 15 days after the date on which the notice is published; and
(7)  the fact that the public body is not bound to accept any tender.
For the purposes of this Regulation, “option” means an option to renew or an option concerning the performance of additional construction work of the same nature as the work initially required, offered at the same price and intended to fulfil the needs referred to in subparagraph 2 of the second paragraph.
O.C. 532-2008, s. 4; O.C. 681-2011, s. 1; O.C. 431-2013, s. 1; 294-2016O.C. 294-2016, s. 1; S.Q. 2018, c. 10, s. 24.
5. In its tender documents, a public body must provide
(1)  a description of the construction work and conditions on which the contract is to be carried out;
(1.1)  if applicable, the description of the options;
(2)  (subparagraph revoked);
(3)  the eligibility requirements of contractors and the compliance requirements for tenders;
(4)  a list of the documents or other items required from contractors;
(5)  the tender opening procedure;
(6)  the contract award rule, including any calculation to be applied before awarding the contract;
(7)  the contract to be signed; and
(8)  any other particular required under this Regulation.
O.C. 532-2008, s. 5; O.C. 431-2013, s. 2; 294-2016O.C. 294-2016, s. 2.
6. In order to submit a tender, a contractor must meet the following eligibility requirements:
(1)  have all the necessary qualifications, authorizations, permits, licences, registrations, certificates, accreditations and attestations;
(2)  have in Québec or in a territory covered by an applicable intergovernmental agreement an establishment where activities are carried on on a permanent basis, clearly identified under the contractor’s name and accessible during regular business hours; and
(3)  meet any other eligibility requirement specified in the tender documents.
Despite subparagraph 2 of the first paragraph, if competition is insufficient, the public body may make eligible any contractor that has an establishment in a territory not covered by an applicable intergovernmental agreement, provided that the public body so specifies in the tender documents.
A contractor that fails to comply with any of those requirements is ineligible.
O.C. 532-2008, s. 6.
7. Compliance requirements must specify the cases that will entail the automatic rejection of a tender, namely
(1)  subject to the third paragraph of section 15, the closing date and time for receiving tenders have not been complied with and, in the case of a tender sent in paper form, non-compliance with the place designated for its reception;
(2)  the security provided does not comply with the form and conditions required;
(3)  the absence of the document evidencing the tenderer’s undertaking or of the document related to the tendered price or, in the case of a tender sent in paper form, the required signature of an authorized person is missing on any of those documents;
(4)  the tender is conditional or restrictive;
(5)  in the case of a tender transmitted electronically, the fact that the tender was not transmitted through the electronic tendering system or a tender that is unintelligible, infected or otherwise illegible once its integrity has been established by the electronic tendering system; and
(6)  any other compliance requirement stated in the tender documents as entailing the automatic rejection of a tender has not been complied with.
Compliance requirements must also specify that the filing by a contractor of several tenders for the same call for tenders entails automatic rejection of all the contractor’s tenders. For the purposes of this paragraph, transmitting the same tender by electronic means and on paper form is considered as the filing of several tenders.
O.C. 532-2008, s. 7; O.C. 431-2013, s. 3; 294-2016O.C. 294-2016, s. 3; S.Q. 2018, c. 10, s. 25.
7.0.1. Compliance requirements must also indicate that, in the case of a tender transmitted electronically whose integrity has not been ascertained, failure to remedy that irregularity within 2 business days following the default notice sent by the public body entails rejection of the tender.
A tender transmitted electronically within the period set in the first paragraph to remedy the faulty integrity of a tender sent previously is substituted for the previous tender as soon as its integrity is ascertained by the public body. That tender is then deemed to have been transmitted before the tender closing date and time.
294-2016O.C. 294-2016, s. 4.
7.1. Compliance requirements must also specify that a tender with an unusually low price is non-compliant and must be rejected, after authorization from the chief executive officer of the public body pursuant to Division IV.1 of this Chapter.
O.C. 431-2013, s. 4.
8. Provided that it is specified in the tender documents, a public body may refuse to consider any contractor that, in the 2 years preceding the tender opening date, has been given an unsatisfactory performance report by the public body, failed to follow up on a tender or contract or had a contract cancelled because of failure to comply with the contract conditions.
O.C. 532-2008, s. 8.
9. A public body may amend the tender documents by means of an addendum sent to the contractors concerned.
If the amendment is likely to affect the prices, the addendum must be sent at least 7 days before the tender closing time; if that 7-day period cannot be complied with, the closing time must be extended by the number of days needed to ensure compliance with the minimum period.
Provided that it is specified in the tender documents, the public body may reserve the right to not consider a request for details made by a contractor if the request is sent to the public body less than 2 business days before the tender closing date and time.
O.C. 532-2008, s. 9; O.C. 681-2011, s. 2; 294-2016O.C. 294-2016, s. 5.
9.1. Tender documents and, if applicable, any addendum amending them may only be obtained through the electronic tendering system.
O.C. 681-2011, s. 3.
9.2. A tender may be transmitted electronically only through the electronic tendering system.
294-2016O.C. 294-2016, s. 6.
10. The public body must specify in the tender documents what guarantees are required and the form and conditions to be complied with.
O.C. 532-2008, s. 10.
11. Tender security is required by a public body if the estimated amount of the contract is equal to or greater than $500,000, and may be required in all other cases.
Where tender security is required, the contractor must also provide, prior to the signing of the contract, performance security and security for the contractor’s obligations with respect to wages, materials and services.
O.C. 532-2008, s. 11.
12. Tender security in the form of a bond must be submitted in accordance with the requirements of Schedule 1.
Performance security or security for the contractor’s obligations with respect to wages, materials and services in the form of a bond must be submitted in accordance with the requirements of Schedule 2 or Schedule 3, as the case may be.
The bond referred to in the first or second paragraph must be issued by a financial institution that is an insurer holding a licence issued under the Act respecting insurance (chapter A-32) authorizing the financial institution to transact guarantee insurance, a trust company having a licence issued under the Act respecting trust companies and savings companies (chapter S-29.01), a financial services cooperative to which the Act respecting financial services cooperatives (chapter C-67.3) applies or a bank within the meaning of the Bank Act (S.C. 1991, c. 46).
O.C. 532-2008, s. 12.
DIVISION III
CALLING FOR AND OPENING OF TENDERS
13. A public body solicits solely a price in order to award a construction contract.
O.C. 532-2008, s. 13.
13.1. If a tender is transmitted electronically, the public body must, at the opening of tenders, ascertain the integrity of the tender through the electronic tendering system.
294-2016O.C. 294-2016, s. 7.
14. Tenders are opened by the public body at a public opening in the presence of a witness at the designated place and on the date and time fixed in the tender documents.
At the public opening, the public body discloses the names of all the contractors, including the name of any contractor who transmitted electronically a tender whose integrity has not been ascertained, although such information is subject to verification.
The public body also discloses, subject to the same verification, the respective total price of the tenders. Despite the foregoing, if the integrity of at least one tender transmitted electronically could not be ascertained at the opening, such disclosure takes place instead at the time of the publication provided for in the fourth paragraph.
The public body publishes, within 4 business days, the result of the public opening in the electronic tendering system.
O.C. 532-2008, s. 14; I.N. 2016-01-01 (NCCP); 294-2016O.C. 294-2016, s. 8.
DIVISION IV
EVALUATION OF TENDERS AND CONTRACT AWARDING
15. The public body evaluates the tenders received, ensuring that the contractors are eligible and their tenders are compliant.
If the public body rejects a tender because the contractor is ineligible or the tender is non-compliant, it must so inform the contractor and give the reason for the rejection not later than 15 days after awarding the contract.
A tender received after the closing date and time for receiving tenders may not, for that sole reason, be considered non-compliant if the delay is attributable solely to the public body.
O.C. 532-2008, s. 15; S.Q. 2018, c. 10, s. 26.
16. A public body must award the contract to the contractor that submits the lowest price.
O.C. 532-2008, s. 16.
17. If several contractors obtain identical results following a call for tenders, the contract is awarded by a drawing of lots.
O.C. 532-2008, s. 17.
18. The public body awards the contract on the basis of the work described and the rules established in the tender documents and according to the price submitted.
The public body may, however, negotiate the price submitted and the price stipulated in the contract may be less than the price submitted if
(1)  at the end of the tendering process, only one contractor submitted a compliant tender;
(2)  the contractor agreed to a new price; and
(3)  it is the only change made to the conditions set out in the tender documents or to the tender in the course of the negotiation.
O.C. 532-2008, s. 18; 294-2016O.C. 294-2016, s. 9.
18.1. The contract is awarded when the tenderer is chosen by the public body or, as the case may be, when the drawing of lots takes place.
O.C. 431-2013, s. 5.
DIVISION IV.1
TENDERS WITH AN UNUSUALLY LOW PRICE
O.C. 431-2013, s. 5.
18.2. The price of a tender is unusually low if an extensive and documented analysis by the committee referred to in section 18.4 shows that the submitted price cannot enable the contractor to carry out the contract on the conditions set in the tender documents without jeopardizing the performance of the contract.
O.C. 431-2013, s. 5.
18.3. Where a public body observes that the price of a tender seems unusually low, the public body requests the contractor to explain in writing, within 5 days of receiving the request, the reasons warranting such price.
O.C. 431-2013, s. 5.
18.4. If the contractor fails to submit explanations within the time set in section 18.3 or if, despite the explanations provided, the public body still considers the price to seem unusually low, the public body forwards the tender to a committee set up for that purpose for analysis.
The committee is composed of the contract rules compliance monitor in the public body and at least 3 members designated by the chief executive officer of the public body who are not involved in the awarding process.
The contract rules compliance monitor supervises the committee’s work.
O.C. 431-2013, s. 5.
18.5. In analyzing the tender, the committee takes the following factors into account:
(1)  the gap between the tendered price and the public body’s estimate of the expenditure, which is confirmed by an adequate and rigorous audit;
(2)  the gap between the tendered price and the price tendered by the other contractors that have submitted a compliant tender;
(3)  the gap between the tendered price and the price paid by the public body, or by another public body, under a similar contract, taking into account the economic context; and
(4)  the representations made by the contractor concerning the existence of particular facts that have an influence on the tendered price, such as
(a)  the conditions for the carrying out of the construction work covered by the call for tenders;
(b)  the exceptionally favorable circumstances helping the contractor in the performance of the contract;
(c)  the innovative character of the tender;
(d)  the working conditions of the contractor’s employees or, if applicable, subcontractors; and
(e)  the government financial assistance received by the contractor.
O.C. 431-2013, s. 5.
18.6. The committee states in a report its conclusions and the reasons in support of the committee’s conclusions.
If the conclusions are that the tendered price is not unusually low, the contract rules compliance monitor sends a copy of the report to the chief executive officer of the public body.
If the conclusions are that the tendered price is unusually low, the person responsible for compliance with contractual rules sends a copy of the report to the contractor.
O.C. 431-2013, s. 5.
18.7. The contractor may, within 10 days of receiving the report referred to in section 18.6, send written comments to the contract rules compliance monitor in the public body.
O.C. 431-2013, s. 5.
18.8. Having taken cognizance of the comments, if any, the committee decides whether it upholds the conclusions of its report or not.
If the committee does not uphold the conclusions of its report, the contract rules compliance monitor sends a copy of the updated report to the chief executive officer of the public body.
If the committee upholds the conclusions of its report, the contract rules compliance monitor sends a copy of the updated report, if applicable, to the chief executive officer of the public body, who authorizes the rejection of the tender not later than before the expiry of the period of validity of tenders.
O.C. 431-2013, s. 5.
18.9. The public body informs the Conseil du trésor of the tenders rejected pursuant to this Division.
O.C. 431-2013, s. 5.
CHAPTER III
SPECIAL RULES FOR AWARDING CONTRACTS
DIVISION I
TASK ORDER CONTRACTS
19. A public body may enter into a task order contract with one contractor or more when the procurement requirements are recurrent and the monetary value of the construction work, the rate or frequency are uncertain.
O.C. 532-2008, s. 19; O.C. 431-2013, s. 6; I.N. 2016-05-01.
20. The public body must indicate in the tender documents the approximate monetary value of the construction work that the public body intends to have performed.
O.C. 532-2008, s. 20.
20.1. If the task order contract is entered into with several contractors, the performance requests are made to the contractor who submitted the lowest price, unless the contractor cannot perform the contract, in which case the other contractors are solicited according to their respective rank.
O.C. 431-2013, s. 7.
21. A task order contract is entered into for a term not exceeding 3 years, including any renewal.
O.C. 532-2008, s. 21.
DIVISION II
CONTRACTS AWARDED FOLLOWING QUALITY EVALUATION
§ 1.  — Call for tenders in 2 stages
22. Despite section 13, a public body may decide to evaluate the quality of a tender by making a call for tenders in 2 stages.
The first stage consists in selecting contractors by soliciting only a quality demonstration in accordance with the evaluation conditions provided for in Schedule 4.
The public body must specify in the tender documents the rules to be used to evaluate the quality of tenders, including the evaluation criteria.
The public body opens the tenders only in the presence of the secretary of the selection committee or his or her representative at the designated place and on the date and time fixed in the tender documents.
The secretary evaluates the tenders received, ensuring that the contractors are eligible and their tenders are compliant.
If the secretary rejects a tender because the contractor is ineligible or the tender is non-compliant, the secretary so informs the contractor and gives the reason for the rejection at the time of sending selected contractors their invitation to take part in the second stage.
The public body publishes in the electronic tendering system the names of the contractors who took part in the first stage within 4 working days following the opening of the tenders filed during the second stage.
The second stage consists in inviting selected contractors to submit a tender including only a price.
O.C. 532-2008, s. 22; O.C. 431-2013, s. 8; I.N. 2016-01-01 (NCCP).
23. The public body awards the contract to the contractor that submits the lowest price.
O.C. 532-2008, s. 23.
§ 2.  — Mixed contracts for construction work and professional services
24. In order to award a mixed contract for construction work and professional services, a public body may consider the quality of a tender. To that end, the public body applies the evaluation conditions in Schedule 5.
In that case, the public body must specify in the tender documents the rules to be used to evaluate the quality of tenders, including the evaluation criteria selected and their respective weighting.
The price and the quality demonstration must be presented separately so that the first paragraph of section 31 may apply. In addition to the cases referred to in section 7, the compliance requirements must state that failure to comply with the requirement will entail automatic rejection of a tender.
O.C. 532-2008, s. 24.
25. Pursuant to section 24, the public body awards the contract to the contractor that submits the lowest adjusted price.
O.C. 532-2008, s. 25.
26. A public body may make a public call for tenders in 2 stages in order to award a contract.
At the first stage, the public body selects contractors by soliciting only a quality demonstration. The tender documents must indicate whether every selected contractor or only a limited number of them will be invited to take part in the second stage.
The public body opens the tenders only in the presence of the secretary of the selection committee or his or her representative at the designated place and on the date and time fixed in the tender documents.
The secretary evaluates the tenders received by ensuring the contractors are eligible and their tenders are compliant.
The selection committee evaluates the quality of a tender according to the following conditions and procedure:
(1)  if all the selected contractors are invited to take part in the second stage, the quality of a tender is evaluated in accordance with the evaluation conditions in Schedule 4 and all the contractors that meet at least the minimum quality level are retained; or
(2)  if only a limited number of selected contractors are invited to take part in the second stage, the quality of a tender is evaluated in accordance with the evaluation conditions in sections 1 to 7 of Schedule 5 and only those who obtain the highest final scores are retained.
If the secretary rejects a tender because the contractor is ineligible or the tender is non-compliant, the secretary so informs the contractor and gives the reason for the rejection at the time of sending selected contractors their invitation to take part in the second stage.
The public body publishes in the electronic tendering system the names of the contractors who took part in the first stage within 4 working days following the opening of the tenders filed during the second stage.
At the second stage, the public body invites the selected contractors to submit separately a price and a quality demonstration in conformity with the evaluation conditions in Schedule 5.
O.C. 532-2008, s. 26; O.C. 431-2013, s. 9; I.N. 2016-01-01 (NCCP).
§ 3.  — Contracts to devise savings from the improvement of energy efficiency
27. This subdivision applies to contracts to devise savings from the improvement of energy efficiency, if the contracts involve both professional services and construction work and are paid for directly out of the savings.
O.C. 532-2008, s. 27.
28. To award a contract to devise savings from the improvement of energy efficiency, a public body must consider the quality of a tender. To that end, it must describe, in the tender documents, the contractor selection process including the tender evaluation process and in particular the evaluation grid, the criteria used and the weighting.
O.C. 532-2008, s. 28.
29. The public body awards the contract to the contractor that submits the tender with the highest weighted financial value.
For the purposes of the first paragraph, the financial value of a tender is the net discounted savings resulting from the project, namely the current value of the savings less the current value of the costs incurred by the project. The weighted financial value is obtained by multiplying the project’s financial value by the final percentage obtained for quality.
O.C. 532-2008, s. 29.
§ 4.  — Disclosure of tenderers’ names
30. At the public opening of tenders as provided for in section 14, for a contract awarded following quality evaluation, only the name of the contractors, including the name of any contractor who transmitted electronically a tender whose integrity has not been ascertained, is then disclosed and the result of the opening is published in accordance with the fourth paragraph of that section.
O.C. 532-2008, s. 30; O.C. 431-2013, s. 10; 294-2016O.C. 294-2016, s. 10.
§ 5.  — Evaluation of tenders
31. Tenders are to be evaluated by a selection committee set up for that purpose by the public body. The committee evaluates quality without knowing the price submitted.
Where the tender evaluation is to award a contract involving an expenditure equal to or above the public tender threshold, the selection committee must be composed of a secretary in charge of coordinating activities and of at least 3 members.
O.C. 532-2008, s. 31.
32. The public body must inform each tenderer of the results of the quality evaluation for each of the stages including such evaluation in which the tenderer participated. Such communication takes place within 15 days of the contract awarding or at the time of sending to the tenderers retained after the first stage an invitation to participate in the second stage, as the case may be.
If Schedule 4 applies, the particulars sent to tenderers are
(1)  confirmation that their tender was accepted or not; and
(2)  as the case may be, the names of the tenderers qualified for the second stage or the name of and price submitted by the successful tenderer.
If Schedule 5 applies, the particulars sent to tenderers are
(1)  confirmation that their tender was accepted or not;
(2)  their quality score, their adjusted price and their rank according to the adjusted prices, where applicable; and
(3)  as the case may be, the names of the tenderers qualified for the second stage or the name, quality score and price of the successful tenderer, and the resulting adjusted price.
If Subdivision 3 applies, the particulars sent to tenderers are
(1)  the weighted financial value of their tender and their rank; and
(2)  the name of the successful tenderer and the weighted financial value of the tender.
Moreover, on the written request of a tenderer sent within 30 days after the communication made under the first paragraph, the public body must present to the tenderer the results of the tender evaluation for each criterion used to evaluate the quality, and briefly set out the reasons justifying the fact that the tender was not accepted. That feedback must be provided, as the case may be, within 30 days after the date of receipt of the tenderer’s request if the request was sent after the awarding of the contract, or within 30 days after the awarding of the contract if the request was sent before that date.
O.C. 532-2008, s. 32; 294-2016O.C. 294-2016, s. 11.
33. For the purposes of section 18 with respect to a contract awarded following quality evaluation, the condition in subparagraph 1 of the second paragraph of that section is that only one contractor must have submitted an acceptable tender.
O.C. 532-2008, s. 33.
DIVISION III
COMPENSATION
34. Where it is decided after tenders are opened that a contract is not to be awarded following a public call for tenders or, if a quality evaluation is to be made, after a meeting of the selection committee, the tenderer that would have been awarded the contract receives as compensation and final settlement for expenses incurred the amount of
(1)  $2,000, if the tender is equal to or greater than $500,000 but less than $1,000,000; or
(2)  $5,000, if the tender is equal to or greater than $1,000,000.
O.C. 532-2008, s. 34.
DIVISION IV
CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS FOR ACTIVITIES ON FOREIGN SOIL
35. A construction contract for the activities on foreign soil of a delegation general, a delegation or another form of representation of Québec abroad, established pursuant to section 28 of the Act respecting the Ministère des Relations internationales (chapter M-25.1.1), may be entered into by mutual agreement even if it involves an expenditure equal to or above the public tender threshold provided for in section 10 of the Act. The contract is awarded in a manner consistent with the principles stated in section 2 of the Act.
O.C. 532-2008, s. 35.
CHAPTER IV
QUALIFICATION OF CONTRACTORS
36. A public body may qualify contractors prior to entering into construction contracts pertaining to transport infrastructures if
(1)  the qualification of contractors is preceded by a public notice to that effect on the electronic tendering system indicating, with the necessary modifications, the information provided for in subparagraphs 1, 2 and 4 to 6 of the second paragraph of section 4, except the period for receiving qualification applications that may not be under 25 days following the date of publication of the public notice of qualification;
(2)  a list of the qualified contractors is published on the electronic tendering system and every contractor is informed of entry on the list or the reason for refusal if entry is denied;
(3)  a public notice of qualification is published again at least once a year so as to allow the qualification of other contractors during the period of validity of the list, which may not exceed 3 years; and
(4)  the public notice of qualification must remain accessible in the electronic tendering system for the entire period of validity of the list.
O.C. 532-2008, s. 36; O.C. 431-2013, s. 11.
37. Where the public body evaluates the quality of applications for qualification, it must set up a selection committee within the meaning of section 31 and apply the evaluation conditions in Schedule 4 or in sections 1 to 7 of Schedule 5.
O.C. 532-2008, s. 37.
38. Except in the cases described in section 13 of the Act, where a contract involves construction work for which contractors have been qualified, the work must be performed by a qualified contractor and, where such a contract involves an expenditure equal to or above the public tender threshold, it must be awarded through a call for tenders open only to those contractors.
O.C. 532-2008, s. 38; O.C. 695-2009, s. 2; O.C. 431-2013, s. 12; S.Q. 2018, c. 10, s. 28.
CHAPTER V
CONDITIONS TO BE MET PRIOR TO ENTERING INTO CONTRACTS
DIVISION I
REQUIRED AUTHORIZATION
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.
O.C. 532-2008, s. 39.
DIVISION II
QUALITY ASSURANCE
40. A public body may require a quality assurance system, including an ISO standard, for the carrying out of a contract. The public body must specify the requirement in the tender documents.
If such a requirement unduly reduces competition, the public body must allow any contractor to submit a tender and grant to a contractor that fulfils the requirement referred to in the first paragraph a preferential margin not exceeding 5%. In the latter case, the price submitted by such a contractor is, for the sole purpose of determining the successful tenderer, reduced by the preferential margin, without any effect on the price for contract awarding purposes.
The percentage of the preferential margin to be applied must be indicated in the tender documents.
O.C. 532-2008, s. 40; O.C. 431-2013, s. 13.
DIVISION III
CERTIFICATE FROM REVENU QUÉBEC
O.C. 354-2010, s. 1; O.C. 845-2011, s. 1; S.Q. 2015, c. 8, s. 127.
40.1. Every contractor interested in entering into a construction contract with a public body involving an expenditure equal to or greater than $25,000 must hold a valid certificate from Revenu Québec.
O.C. 354-2010, s. 1; O.C. 845-2011, s. 1; S.Q. 2015, c. 8, s. 128.
40.2. The certificate from Revenu Québec is issued to every contractor who, on the date indicated in the certificate, has filed the returns and reports that the contractor or subcontractor had to file under fiscal laws and who has no overdue account payable to the Minister of Revenue, in particular when its recovery has been legally suspended or arrangements have been made with the contractor or subcontractor to ensure payment and the contractor or subcontractor has not defaulted.
O.C. 354-2010, s. 1; O.C. 845-2011, s. 1; S.Q. 2015, c. 8, s. 129.
40.3. The certificate of a contractor is valid until the end of the three-month period following the month in which it was issued.
In addition, the certificate of the contractor must not have been issued after the tender closing date and time or, in the case of a contract entered into by mutual agreement, after the contract award date.
The contractor’s holding a valid certificate issued in accordance with the second paragraph is considered to be an eligibility requirement within the meaning of section 6.
O.C. 845-2011, s. 1; S.Q. 2015, c. 8, s. 130.
40.4. (Revoked).
O.C. 845-2011, s. 1; S.Q. 2015, c. 8, s. 131.
40.5. (Revoked).
O.C. 845-2011, s. 1; S.Q. 2015, c. 8, s. 131.
40.6. A contractor referred to in section 40.1 may not submit a certificate from Revenu Québec that contains false or inaccurate information, produce on the contractor’s own behalf the certificate of a third party, or falsely declare that the contractor does not hold the required certificate.
O.C. 845-2011, s. 1; S.Q. 2015, c. 8. s. 132.
40.7. No person may help another person, by an act or omission, to contravene the provisions of section 40.6, or encourage, advise, allow, authorize or order the person to contravene those provisions.
O.C. 845-2011, s. 1; S.Q. 2015, c. 8. s. 133.
40.8. Section 40.1 does not apply to a contractor who does not have in Québec an establishment where activities are carried on on a permanent basis, clearly identified under the contractor’s name and accessible during regular business hours.
It does not apply either where a construction contract must be entered into by reason of an emergency that threatens human safety or property.
O.C. 845-2011, s. 1; S.Q. 2015, c. 8. s. 134.
CHAPTER VI
INFORMATION TO BE PUBLISHED
DIVISION I
CONTRACTS ENTERED INTO FOLLOWING A PUBLIC CALL FOR TENDERS
O.C. 431-2013, s. 14.
41. Following a public call for tenders, the public body publishes in the electronic tendering system, within 15 days of the conclusion of the contract, the initial description of the contract. That description contains at least
(1)  the name of the contractor or, in the case of a task order contract involving several contractors, the name of the selected contractors;
(2)  the nature of the construction work covered by the contract;
(3)  the date of conclusion of the contract;
(4)  the amount of the contract or, in the case of a task order contract, the estimated amount of the expenditure or, in the case of a task order contract involving several contractors, the price submitted by each, respectively; and
(5)  in the case of a contract that involves options, their description and the total amount of the expenditure that would be incurred if all options are exercised.
O.C. 532-2008, s. 41; O.C. 431-2013, s. 14.
41.1. The public body publishes in the electronic tendering system any additional expenditure resulting from an amendment to the contract, within 60 days of the amendment, if the initial amount of the contract referred to in section 41 is increased by more than 10%.
The public body then publishes the amount of the additional expenditure, including the expenditures accumulated prior to the expenditure exceeding 10% of the initial amount of the contract and publishes thereafter each additional expenditure.
O.C. 431-2013, s. 14.
41.2. The public body also publishes in the electronic tendering system, within 90 days of the end of a contract referred to in section 41, the final description of the contract. The period is extended to 120 days for a contract entered into following a joint call for tenders referred to in section 15 of the Act.
The final description of the contract contains at least
(1)  the name of the contractor, the date of the end of the contract and the total amount paid;
(2)  in the case of a task order contract involving several contractors, their respective name and the total amount paid to each of them; and
(3)  in the case of a contract that involves options, the type and number of options exercised and the total amount paid following their exercise.
O.C. 431-2013, s. 14.
41.3. If a task order contract involving several contractors involves a price list whose scope or layout does not make it possible to publish the results in accordance with sections 41 to 41.2, the public body indicates in the electronic tendering system how to obtain the information related to the results.
O.C. 431-2013, s. 14.
DIVISION II
CONTRACTS ENTERED INTO BY MUTUAL AGREEMENT OR FOLLOWING AN INVITATION TO TENDER
O.C. 431-2013, s. 14.
42. The public body publishes, in the electronic tendering system, within 30 days of entering into a contract involving an expenditure equal to or greater than $25,000 and entered into by mutual agreement or following an invitation to tender, the initial description of the contract. That description contains at least
(1)  the method for awarding the contract;
(2)  the name of the contractor or, in the case of a task order contract involving several contractors, the name of those that were retained;
(3)  the nature of the construction work covered by the contract;
(4)  the date of conclusion of the contract;
(5)  the amount of the contract or, in the case of a task order contract, the estimated amount of the expenditure or, in the case of a task order contract involving several contractors, the price submitted by each, respectively;
(6)  in the case of a contract that involves options, their description and the total amount of the expenditure that will be incurred if all options are exercised; and
(7)  in the case of a contract entered into by mutual agreement and involving an expenditure equal to or above the public tender threshold, the provision of the Act or of this Regulation under which the contract was awarded and, in the case of a contract awarded pursuant to subparagraph 4 of the first paragraph of section 13 of the Act, a statement of the reasons invoked in support of exempting the contract from the public call for tenders.
O.C. 532-2008, s. 42; O.C. 431-2013, s. 14.
42.1. The public body publishes in the electronic tendering system any additional expenditure resulting from an amendment to the contract, within 60 days of the amendment, if the initial amount of the contract referred to in section 42 is increased by more than 10%.
The public body then publishes the amount of the additional expenditure, including the expenditures accumulated prior to the expenditure exceeding 10% of the initial amount of the contract and publishes thereafter each additional expenditure.
O.C. 431-2013, s. 14.
42.2. The public body also publishes, in the electronic tendering system, within 90 days of the end of a contract referred to in section 42, the final description of the contract. That period is extended to 120 days for a contract entered into for the benefit of joint public bodies referred to in section 15 of the Act.
The body also publishes, within the same time, the final description of any contract that, at the time of its conclusion, was to involve an expenditure lower than $25,000, but for which the total amount paid is equal to or greater than $25,000.
The final description of a contract must contain at least
(1)  the name of the contractor, the date of the end of the contract and the total amount paid;
(2)  in the case of a task order contract involving several contractors, their respective name and the total amount paid to each of them;
(3)  in the case of a contract that involves options, the type and number of options exercised and the total amount paid following their exercise; and
(4)  in the case of a contract referred to in the second paragraph, the other information provided for in paragraphs 1 and 3 to 5 of section 42.
O.C. 431-2013, s. 14; 294-2016O.C. 294-2016, s. 12.
42.3. If a task order contract involving several contractors involves a price list whose scope or layout does not make it possible to publish the results in accordance with sections 42 to 42.2, the public body indicates on the electronic tendering system how to obtain the information related to the results.
O.C. 431-2013, s. 14.
43. Despite sections 42 to 42.3, no publication is required in the case of a contract involving confidential or protected information within the meaning of subparagraph 3 of the first paragraph of section 13 of the Act.
O.C. 532-2008, s. 43; O.C. 431-2013, s. 14.
CHAPTER VII
CONTRACT MANAGEMENT TERMS
O.C. 532-2008, c. VII; 294-2016O.C. 294-2016, s. 13.
DIVISION I
CHANGE ORDERS
44. A public body may make changes to the work by issuing a change order.
O.C. 532-2008, s. 44.
45. The value of a change is determined as follows:
(1)  estimation, negotiation and acceptance of a detailed lump sum that takes into account, for the contractor’s overhead, administrative costs and profits, the markup percentage, as the case may be, in subparagraph a or b of subparagraph 3;
(2)  if the nature of the change in the work is such that a lump sum cannot be estimated, application of the unit prices indicated in the contract or subsequently agreed on; or
(3)  if the nature of the change is such that a lump sum or unit prices cannot be estimated, addition of the cost of labour, materials and equipment relating to the change and increased
(a)  by 15% if the work is performed by the contractor; or
(b)  by 10% for the contractor and 15% for the subcontractor if the work is performed by a subcontractor.
For the purposes of subparagraph 3 of the first paragraph, the cost of labour, materials and equipment corresponds to the actual costs of the items listed in Schedule 6. The increase includes the contractor’s overhead, administrative costs and profits.
O.C. 532-2008, s. 45.
46. If the public body and the contractor cannot agree on the value of a change at the first negotiation, the detailed estimate of the change required is then determined by the public body and paid according to the conditions stipulated in the contract.
O.C. 532-2008, s. 46.
47. The contractor may file a dispute over the value of a change in writing to the public body within 15 days of the issue of the change order pursuant to section 46. In such a case, the parties must pursue the negotiations as follows:
(1)  in the case of work relating to a building, the negotiations are pursued in accordance with sections 50 to 52; or
(2)  in the case of civil engineering work other than work relating to a building, the parties pursue the negotiations with a manager representing the public body and an officer of the contractor with a view to settling the dispute in whole or in part.
If the public body and the contractor cannot settle the dispute in accordance with subparagraph 2 of the first paragraph, the contractor may submit a claim to the public body. In the absence of an agreement between the public body and the contractor, the parties retain all their rights and remedies, in particular those under section 54.
O.C. 532-2008, s. 47.
48. If a contract related to a building involves an expenditure equal to or greater than $3,000,000 and the proposed change order increases the total value of the changes by more than 10% of the initial value of the contract, the public body may issue the change order or any subsequent change order only if the public body confirms to the contractor that the public body has the money necessary to perform the change.
O.C. 532-2008, s. 48; O.C. 873-2008.
49. No change may be required after the work has been accepted with reservation.
O.C. 532-2008, s. 49.
DIVISION II
SETTLEMENT OF DISPUTES
§ 1.  — Work relating to a building
50. The public body and the contractor must attempt to settle amicably any difficulty arising from a contract by following the following steps and procedures:
(1)  having a manager representing the public body and an officer of the contractor attempt to settle the dispute in whole or in part within 60 days after receipt of the notice of dispute from the contractor; the parties may agree to extend that period; and
(2)  if the negotiations do not enable the dispute to be settled in full, the public body or the contractor may, by sending a written notice to the other party within 10 days after the end of the preceding step, require mediation of the unsettled issues, which must be carried out within 60 days following receipt of the notice of mediation; the parties may agree to extend that period.
If a notice of mediation is not sent within the time specified in subparagraph 2 of the first paragraph, the negotiation process is then terminated.
O.C. 532-2008, s. 50.
51. The mediator is chosen by mutual agreement between the public body and the contractor. The function of the mediator is to assist the parties in clarifying the dispute and defining their positions and interests, and to discuss and explore mutually satisfying solutions to settle the dispute.
The parties, along with the mediator, define the rules applicable to the mediation and set its duration, specify their commitments, expectations and needs as well as the role and duties of the mediator. The fees and expenses of the mediator are to be paid in equal parts by the parties, unless a different sharing arrangement has been agreed upon.
The representative of each party must be duly authorized by the officer of the public body or contractor, as the case may be, to proceed with the mediation.
O.C. 532-2008, s. 51.
52. In the absence of an agreement between the public body and the contractor following mediation, the parties retain all their rights and remedies, in particular those under section 54.
O.C. 532-2008, s. 52.
§ 2.  — Civil engineering work order than work relating to a building
53. The public body and the contractor must attempt to settle amicably any difficulty arising from a contract by resorting to the dispute resolution clauses in the contract, if any.
In the absence of an agreement between the public body and the contractor, the parties retain all their rights and remedies, in particular those under section 54.
O.C. 532-2008, s. 53.
§ 3.  — Civil engineering work and work relating to a building
54. The public body or the contractor may also settle any difficulty through a court of justice or an adjudicative body, as the case may be, or an arbitrator. In the latter case, general or special authorization from the Minister of Justice is required for public bodies referred to in subparagraph 1 or 2 of the first paragraph of section 4 of the Act.
O.C. 532-2008, s. 54.
DIVISION III
PERFORMANCE EVALUATION
55. A public body must record in a report the evaluation of any contractor whose performance is considered to be unsatisfactory.
O.C. 532-2008, s. 55.
56. The public body must complete its evaluation not later than 60 days after the end of the contract and send a copy of the evaluation to the contractor.
O.C. 532-2008, s. 56.
57. A contractor may forward comments in writing on the report to the public body within 30 days following receipt of a report of unsatisfactory performance.
O.C. 532-2008, s. 57.
58. Within 30 days after the expiry of the time in section 57 or following receipt of the contractor’s comments, as the case may be, the chief executive officer of the public body is to uphold or cancel the evaluation and inform the contractor of the decision.
If the chief executive officer fails to act within the prescribed time, the contractor’s performance is considered to be satisfactory.
O.C. 532-2008, s. 58.
CHAPTER VII.1
OFFENCES
O.C. 845-2011, s. 2.
58.1. A violation of section 40.6 or 40.7 constitutes an offence.
O.C. 845-2011, s. 2; S.Q. 2015, c. 8. s. 135.
CHAPTER VIII
TRANSITIONAL AND FINAL
59. (Revoked).
O.C. 532-2008, s. 59; O.C. 756-2010, s. 1; O.C. 431-2013, s. 15.
60. For construction work related to work relating to a building, the chief executive officer of the public body is to give an account of the application of Division II of Chapter VII to the Conseil du trésor every year for the following 5 years.
O.C. 532-2008, s. 60; O.C. 756-2010, s. 2; O.C. 431-2013, s. 16.
61. The Regulation respecting grants for the purposes of construction (R.R.Q., 1981, c. A-6, r.29) is revoked.
O.C. 532-2008, s. 61.
61.1. The Minister of Revenue is responsible for the administration and enforcement of sections 40.2, 40.6, 40.7 and 58.1.
O.C. 845-2011, s. 3; S.Q. 2015, c. 8. s. 136.
62. (Omitted).
O.C. 532-2008, s. 62.
TENDER BOND
Construction Work
(1) __________(name of the SURETY)_________having its principal establishment at __________(address of the SURETY)__________ herein represented by __________(name and title)__________ duly authorized, hereinafter called the SURETY, having taken cognizance of the tender to be submitted on the _____ day of ____________________ 20____ to __________(name of the PUBLIC BODY)__________ hereinafter called the PUBLIC BODY, by __________(name of the CONTRACTOR)__________ having its principal establishment at __________(address of the CONTRACTOR)__________ herein represented by __________(name and title)__________ duly authorized, hereinafter called the CONTRACTOR, in respect of __________(description of the work and location)__________ stands surety for the CONTRACTOR, to the benefit of the PUBLIC BODY, on the following conditions:
If the CONTRACTOR fails to sign a contract in conformity with the tender submitted or fails to provide the guarantees or any other document required following the date of acceptance of the tender, the SURETY binds itself to pay to the PUBLIC BODY a sum of money corresponding to the difference between the tendered price that had been accepted and the tendered price subsequently accepted by the PUBLIC BODY, it being provided that the SURETY is not required to pay more than, as specified in the tender documents:
—  _____ percent of the tendered price (_____ %),
or
— the lump sum determined by the PUBLIC BODY
dollars
($ ).
(2) The CONTRACTOR whose tender is accepted must be notified in writing of such acceptance before the expiry of the tender validity period or any other time period agreed on by the PUBLIC BODY and the CONTRACTOR; failing that, this obligation is null and void.
(3) This bond is governed by the law applicable in Québec and, should it be contested, the courts of Québec have sole jurisdiction.
(4) The SURETY waives the benefit of discussion and division.
(5) The CONTRACTOR intervenes in these presents to consent thereto; should the CONTRACTOR fail to do so, this obligation is null and void.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the SURETY and the CONTRACTOR, by their duly authorized representatives, have signed these presents in
__________________________________________ , this________ day of ___________________ 20 _________
The SURETY
___________________________________________ ___________________________________________
(witness) (signature)
___________________________________________
(name of signatory in block letters)
___________________________________________
(title of signatory in block letters)
The CONTRACTOR
___________________________________________ ___________________________________________
(witness) (signature)
___________________________________________
(name of signatory in block letters)
___________________________________________
(title of signatory in block letters)
GQ-01
O.C. 532-2008, Sch. 1.
PERFORMANCE BOND
Construction Work
(1) __________(name of the SURETY)__________ having its principal establishment at __________(address of the SURETY)__________ herein represented by __________(name and title)__________ duly authorized, hereinafter called the SURETY, having taken cognizance of the tender duly accepted by __________(name of the PUBLIC BODY)__________ hereinafter called the PUBLIC BODY, in respect of __________(description of the work and location)__________and on behalf of __________(name of the CONTRACTOR)__________ herein represented by __________(name and title)__________duly authorized, hereinafter called the CONTRACTOR, binds itself solidarily with the CONTRACTOR, to the benefit of the PUBLIC BODY, to perform the contract including, without limitation, the obligations covered by the guarantees, for the carrying out of the work described above in conformity with the call for tenders, it being provided that the SURETY in no case may be required to pay more than
dollars
($ ).
(2) The SURETY agrees that the PUBLIC BODY and the CONTRACTOR may amend the contract at any time, subject to the right of the SURETY to be informed thereof on request, pursuant to article 2345 of the Civil Code, and consents to the PUBLIC BODY granting any time period necessary to complete the work.
(3) If the CONTRACTOR fails to perform the contract, including work covered by the guarantees, the SURETY assumes the CONTRACTOR’S obligations and, where applicable, undertakes and continues the work required within 15 days after receiving written notice to that effect from the PUBLIC BODY, failing which the PUBLIC BODY may have the work completed and the SURETY must pay the PUBLIC BODY for any excess amount over the price agreed on with the CONTRACTOR for performance of the contract.
(4) This bond covers any fault indicated by the PUBLIC BODY to the CONTRACTOR in a written notice before the end of the second year following acceptance of the work within the meaning of article 2110 of the Civil Code.
(5) This bond is governed by the law applicable in Québec and, should it be contested, the courts of Québec have sole jurisdiction.
(6) The CONTRACTOR intervenes in these presents to consent thereto; should the CONTRACTOR fail to do so, this obligation is null and void.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the SURETY and the CONTRACTOR, by their duly authorized representatives, have signed these presents in
__________________________________________ , this________ day of ___________________ 20 _________
The SURETY
___________________________________________ ___________________________________________
(witness) (signature)
___________________________________________
(name of signatory in block letters)
___________________________________________
(title of signatory in block letters)
The CONTRACTOR
___________________________________________ ___________________________________________
(witness) (signature)
___________________________________________
(name of signatory in block letters)
___________________________________________
(title of signatory in block letters)
GQ-02
O.C. 532-2008, Sch. 2.
BOND FOR THE CONTRACTOR’S OBLIGATIONS WITH RESPECT TO LABOUR, MATERIALS AND SERVICES
Construction Work
(1) __________(name of the SURETY)__________ having its principal establishment at __________(address of the SURETY)__________ herein represented by __________(name and title)__________ duly authorized, hereinafter called the SURETY, having taken cognizance of the tender duly accepted by __________(name of the PUBLIC BODY)__________ hereinafter called the PUBLIC BODY, in respect of __________(description of the work and location)__________ and on behalf of (name of the CONTRACTOR)__________ having its principal establishment at __________(address of the CONTRACTOR) herein represented by __________(name and title)__________ duly authorized, hereinafter called the CONTRACTOR, binds itself solidarily with the CONTRACTOR, to the benefit of the PUBLIC BODY, to pay directly the creditors hereinafter defined, it being provided that the SURETY in no case may be required to pay more than
dollars
($ ).
(2) Creditor means
(1) any subcontractor of the CONTRACTOR;
(2) any natural or legal person having sold or leased services, materials or equipment intended exclusively for the work to the CONTRACTOR or to the CONTRACTOR’S subcontractors, equipment leasing prices being determined solely on the basis of current construction industry standards;
(3) any supplier of materials specially prepared for that work and contract;
(4) the Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail, with respect to the contributions resulting from the contract; and
(5) the Commission de la construction du Québec, with respect to the contributions resulting from the contract.
(3) The SURETY agrees that the PUBLIC BODY and the CONTRACTOR may amend the contract at any time, subject to the right of the SURETY to be informed thereof, on request, pursuant to article 2345 of the Civil Code, and consents to the PUBLIC BODY granting any time period necessary to complete the work.
(4) Subject to clause 3 above, no creditor has direct recourse against the SURETY unless the creditor has sent an application for payment to the SURETY and to the CONTRACTOR within 120 days of the date on which the contractor completed the work or supplied the last services, materials or equipment.
A creditor who has contracted other than directly with the CONTRACTOR has no direct recourse against the SURETY unless the creditor has notified the CONTRACTOR in writing of the contract within 60 days of the commencement of the leasing or delivery of the services, materials or equipment; the notice must indicate the work concerned, the subject of the contract, the name of the subcontractor and the PUBLIC BODY concerned.
A subcontractor has no direct recourse against the SURETY in respect of sums held back by the CONTRACTOR unless the subcontractor has sent an application for payment to the SURETY and to the CONTRACTOR within 120 days of the date on which the sums held back became payable.
(5) Any creditor may institute proceedings against the SURETY on the expiry of 30 days after the notice required by clause 4 has been sent, provided that the proceedings are not instituted before the expiry of 90 days after the date on which the creditor’s work was performed or the date of supply of the last services, materials or equipment.
(6) Any payment made in good faith by virtue of these presents reduces the amount of this bond by a corresponding amount.
(7) This bond is governed by the law applicable in Québec and, should it be contested, the courts of Québec have sole jurisdiction.
(8) The CONTRACTOR intervenes in these presents to consent thereto; should the CONTRACTOR fail to do so, this obligation is null and void.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the SURETY and the CONTRACTOR, by their duly authorized representatives, have signed these presents in
__________________________________________ , this________ day of ___________________ 20 _________
The SURETY
___________________________________________ ___________________________________________
(witness) (signature)
___________________________________________
(name of signatory in block letters)
___________________________________________
(title of signatory in block letters)
The CONTRACTOR
___________________________________________ ___________________________________________
(witness) (signature)
___________________________________________
(name of signatory in block letters)
___________________________________________
(title of signatory in block letters)
GQ-03
O.C. 532-2008, Sch. 3.
SCHEDULE 4
(ss. 22, 26, 32, 37)
QUALITY EVALUATION CONDITIONS FOR A CONTRACT AWARD BASED ON THE LOWEST PRICE
(1) At least 3 criteria are required for quality evaluation.
(2) The public body must specify in the tender documents, for each criterion, the elements of quality required to reach an “acceptable level of performance”, which corresponds to the public body’s minimum expectations for the criterion.
(3) An acceptable tender in terms of quality is a tender that, for each criterion, meets the “acceptable level of performance”. A tender that does not reach that level of performance in respect of any criterion is rejected.
O.C. 532-2008, Sch. 4.
SCHEDULE 5
(ss. 24, 26, 32, 37)
QUALITY EVALUATION CONDITIONS FOR A CONTRACT AWARD BASED ON THE LOWEST ADJUSTED PRICE
(1) The evaluation grid must have at least 3 quality evaluation criteria.
(2) The public body must specify in the tender documents “acceptable level of performance”, which corresponds to the public body’s minimum expectations for the criterion.
(3) Each criterion in the evaluation grid is weighted on the basis of its importance for the carrying out of the contract. The total weight of the criteria is 100%.
(4) Each criterion is evaluated on a scale of 0 to 100 points, the “acceptable level of performance” corresponding to 70 points.
(5) At least 70 points may be required in respect of any criterion described in the evaluation grid. A tender that does not reach that minimum is rejected.
(6) The final score for the quality of a tender is the total of the weighted scores obtained in respect of each criterion; the weighted scores are determined by multiplying the score obtained for a criterion by the weight of that criterion.
(7) An acceptable tender in terms of quality is a tender whose final score is at least 70 points.
(8) The price of each acceptable tender is adjusted according to the following formula:
Adjusted price = Price submitted
Quality adjustement factor

The quality adjustment factor is equal to:
Final score for quality - 70
1 + 15% ( )
30
O.C. 532-2008, Sch. 5.
SCHEDULE 6
(s. 45)
COST OF LABOUR, MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT
The contractor must prove each expense relating to a change. The cost of labour, materials and equipment attributable to making the change to the work corresponds to the actual costs of the contractor and subcontractors, in the following categories:
(1) wages and employment benefits paid to workers under an applicable collective agreement and to the foreman and, where applicable, the superintendent supervising the employees on the construction site;
(2) the travel and accommodation expenses of the additional employees required;
(3) the cost of all materials, products, supplies, including materials incorporated into the work by reason of the change to the work, including transportation, storage and handling expenses, the whole corresponding to the lowest price granted to the contractor and subcontractors;
(4) taxes and other duties imposed by any competent authority on the labour, materials and equipment required and to which the contractor is subject, excluding the goods and services tax (GST) and the Québec sales tax (QST) if the public body is exempt from those taxes;
(5) the cost for transporting and using additional equipment and tools that are required, other than hand tools used by the employees;
(6) the cost of additional quality control performed by the person responsible for quality assurance or the superintendent on the work relating to the change;
(7) applicable patent royalties and rights;
(8) additional insurance and security premiums that the contractor must pay as a result of the increase in the contract price;
(9) energy and heating expenses directly attributable to the change;
(10) the cost for the removal and disposal of waste and debris attributable to the change;
(11) the necessary additional protections, temporary installations and security devices; and
(12) any other required additional labour, materials or equipment cost not specified in the preceding paragraphs and attributable to performing the change.
O.C. 532-2008, Sch. 6.
TRANSITIONAL
2016
(O.C. 294-2016) SECTION 14.. Despite the second paragraph of section 7 of the Regulation respecting construction contracts of public bodies (chapter C-65.1, r. 5), as amended by paragraph 2 of section 3 of this Regulation, the transmission, until 31 May 2019, of a same tender electronically and in paper form does not amount to filing more than one tender.
SECTION 15. Until 31 May 2019, when a contractor transmits, under a call for tenders, a same tender electronically and in paper form, the tender transmitted in paper form must be considered by the public body only if the public body cannot ascertain the integrity of the tender transmitted electronically at the opening of tenders, being understood that section 7.0.1 of the Regulation respecting construction contracts of public bodies, made by section 4 of this Regulation, does not apply in such case.
SECTION 16. Until 31 May 2019, the second sentence of the third paragraph of section 14 of the Regulation respecting construction contracts of public bodies, as amended by paragraph 2 of section 8 of this Regulation, applies only when a tender whose integrity could not be ascertained was not also transmitted in paper form.
SECTION 17. The provisions of sections 1 to 11 and 14 to 16 apply only to calls for tenders for which a notice is published as of 1 June 2016.
2011
(O.C. 845-2011) SECTION 4 A violation of the second paragraph of section 40.1 or of any of sections 40.4 to 40.7 of that Regulation committed between 15 September 2011 and 15 March 2012 inclusively will result in the issue of a warning to the offender rather than a statement of offence.
SECTION 5. This Regulation applies only to calls for tenders issued and contracts entered into by mutual agreement by a public body as of 15 September 2011.
2013
(O.C. 431-2013) SECTION 17. Sections 1 to 4, 5, to the extent that that section concerns the provisions of sections 18.2 to 18.9 of this Regulation, and sections 8 to 10 apply only to calls for tenders issued as of 23 May 2013.
Section 11 applies only to qualification proceedings started as of 23 May 2013.
Section 14, insofar as it concerns sections 41, 41.2, 41.3, 42, 42.2, 42.3 and 43 of this Regulation, applies to contracts in progress on 15 September 2013, regardless of the periods indicated therein, and to contracts entered into from that date.
Section 14, insofar as it concerns sections 41.1 and 42.1 of this Regulation, applies to any additional expenditure resulting from an amendment to the contract made as of 15 September 2013.
2011
(O.C. 845-2011) SECTION 4 A violation of the second paragraph of section 40.1 or of any of sections 40.4 to 40.7 of that Regulation committed between 15 September 2011 and 15 March 2012 inclusively will result in the issue of a warning to the offender rather than a statement of offence.
SECTION 5. This Regulation applies only to calls for tenders issued and contracts entered into by mutual agreement by a public body as of 15 September 2011.
2010
(O.C. 354-2010) SECTION 2 Despite the third and fourth paragraphs of section 40.1 of this Regulation, a contractor remains eligible to submit a tender for a call for tenders whose tender closing time is prior to 1 October 2010 even if the contractor’s attestation is issued after tender closing time.
SECTION 3. The Chair of the Conseil du trésor is to report to the Government about the first year of application of section 40.1 of this Regulation.
SECTION 4. The Division III of this Regulation applies only to call for tenders issued and contracts entered into by mutual agreement as of 1 June 2010.
REFERENCES
O.C. 532-2008, 2008 G.O. 2, 2086
O.C. 873-2008, 2008 G.O. 2, 4617
O.C. 695-2009, 2009 G.O. 2, 1862A
O.C. 354-2010, 2010 G.O. 2, 1108
O.C. 756-2010, 2010 G.O. 2, 2566
S.Q. 2010, c. 31, s. 175
O.C. 681-2011, 2011 G.O. 2, 1588
O.C. 845-2011, 2011 G.O. 2, 2539
O.C. 431-2013, 2013 G.O. 2, 1093
S.Q. 2015, c. 15, s. 237
S.Q. 2015, c. 8. ss. 127 to 136
O.C. 294-2016, 2016 G.O. 2, 1810
S.Q. 2018, c. 10, ss. 24 to 26 and 28