103. Subject to the third paragraph of section 89, the Minister of Municipal Affairs, Regions and Land Occupancy may, on the conditions determined by the Minister, allow the transit authority to award a contract without calling for tenders or without being required to award it in accordance with a regulation made under section 100 or 103.1, allow the transit authority to award a contract after a call for tenders made by written invitation rather than by advertisement in a newspaper or rather than in accordance with that regulation, or allow the transit authority to award a contract to the winner of a design competition it holds. The Minister of Municipal Affairs, Regions and Land Occupancy may, on his or her own initiative, exercise that power in respect of all the transit authorities or a category of them as regards a contract or a class of contracts.
The first paragraph does not apply where, pursuant to the terms of an intergovernmental agreement on the opening of public procurement applicable to the transit authority, the tenders must be public tenders.
2001, c. 23, s. 103; 2002, c. 37, s. 271; 2003, c. 19, s. 250; 2005, c. 28, s. 196; 2009, c. 26, s. 109; 2010, c. 1, s. 57; 2010, c. 18, s. 92.