15. The municipal founder shall issue a call for tenders for the purpose of selecting, as co-founder, a person operating an enterprise in the private sector that is required to hold at least 20% of the paid-up share capital of the mixed enterprise company.
The call for tenders shall be published in a newspaper circulated in the territory of the municipal founder and shall invite persons operating an enterprise in the private sector to submit their expertise and main achievements in the provision of goods or services described in the call for tenders and related to the activities of the future mixed enterprise company.
Where the municipal founder is a group, the municipal entity having the largest population shall cause the call for tenders to be published in a newspaper circulated in its territory. The expenditure related to the call for tenders and the choice of a candidate shall be apportioned among the members of the group in proportion to their population or according to any other criterion agreed upon.
The selection of a co-founder may not take place before the expiry of a period of 60 days after publication of the call for tenders.
For the purposes of this Act, the population of the Kativik Regional Government is the total population of the local municipalities whose territory is included in the territory of the Kativik Regional Government.