12. The public body evaluates the tenders received, ensuring that the service providers are eligible and their tenders are compliant.
If the public body rejects a tender because the provider is ineligible or the tender is non-compliant, it must so inform the service provider and give the reason for the rejection no 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. 533-2008, s. 12; S.Q. 2018, c. 10, s. 20.