45. Except in the cases described in section 13 of the Act, every contract subsequent to the qualification of service providers is limited to qualified providers only and, if such a contract involves an expenditure equal to or above the public tender threshold, it must be awarded through a call for tenders open only to those providers.
O.C. 533-2008, s. 45; O.C. 430-2013, s. 13; S.Q. 2018, c. 10, s. 23.