97. A transit authority may establish a qualification process which shall not discriminate on the basis of the province or country of origin of the goods, services, insurers, suppliers or contractors.
However, where the transit authority establishes a qualification process solely for the purpose of awarding a contract referred to in the second paragraph of section 95, the process may discriminate as permitted in the case of a public call for tenders in relation to such a contract under the seventh paragraph of section 95.
The transit authority shall invite the interested parties to obtain their qualification or the qualification of their goods or services, by causing the secretary to publish a notice to that effect in accordance with the rules set out in the second paragraph of section 95.
2001, c. 23, s. 97; 2012, c. 30, s. 29; 2018, c. 8, s. 26415.