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1.3. A body may amend its tender documents by means of an addendum sent to the suppliers, service providers or contractors concerned, as the case may be. An addendum must contain the information relating to the deadline for filing a complaint under section 21.0.4 of the Act or under section 40 of the Act respecting the Autorité des marchés publics (chapter A-33.2.1), or specify whether the amendments to the tender documents result from a decision of the Autorité des marchés publics.
If the amendment is likely to affect the prices, the addendum must be sent at least 7 days before the tender closing date; if that 7-day period cannot be complied with, the closing date must be deferred by the number of days needed to ensure compliance with the minimum period.
An amendment made before the complaint filing deadline indicated on the electronic tendering system that modifies the tender closing date defers the complaint filing deadline by a period corresponding to half the time by which the tender submission period is extended.
Subject to the second paragraph, an amendment made 3 days or less before the tender closing date results in a minimum 3-day deferral of that date. However, the deferral must be such as to ensure that the date preceding the new tender closing date is a working day.
In addition, provided that it is specified in the tender documents, the body may reserve the right to not consider a request for details made, as the case may be, by a supplier, service provider or contractor if the request is sent to the body less than 3 working days before the tender closing date and time.
S.Q. 2017, c. 27, s. 229.