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Threshold for public service contracts decreases to $1 million

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Public Contracts

Integrity in Public Contracts Act

The AMF has been designated to issue authorizations to business enterprises wishing to enter into public contracts and subcontracts.

Enterprises covered by this Act that must obtain an authorization from the AMF are those that are competing in a call for tenders or an awards process for contracts and subcontracts with Québec government departments and agencies and Québec municipalities involving an expenditure equal to or greater than the thresholds determined by the Government.

Given the large number of enterprises concerned, the Québec government is phasing in the Act. For further information, consult Laws and Order Council – Public Contracts.

In brief:

The provincial threshold is set at:

  • $5 million for construction contracts and subcontracts or service or public-private partnership agreements;
  • $1 million for service contracts and subcontracts entered into pursuant to a call for tenders made as of November 2, 2015 or with respect to which the award process began as of that date;

including, if applicable, the amount of the expenditure that would be incurred if all renewal options were exercised.

The Ville de Montréal threshold is set at $100,000 for any of the following contracts:

  • contracts for the construction, reconstruction, demolition, repair or renovation of roads, waterworks or sewers;
  • contracts for the supply of bituminous compounds;
  • service contracts for the construction, reconstruction, demolition, repair or renovation of roads, waterworks or sewers.

In addition, the Ville de Montréal threshold is set at $25,000 for the following subcontracts directly or indirectly related to contracts subject to the abovementioned $100,000 threshold:

  • subcontracts for the construction, reconstruction, demolition, repair or renovation of roads, waterworks or sewers;
  • subcontracts for the supply of bituminous compounds;
  • service subcontracts for the construction, reconstruction, demolition, repair or renovation of roads, waterworks or sewers.
     

Lastly, for the Ville de Montréal, the requirement to obtain an authorization from the AMF also applies to enterprises bidding on a contract listed in the Orders in Council - Certain contracts of Ville de Montréal;

Applying for authorization

Enterprises wishing to file an authorization application with the AMF should first:

  • Consult the Companion Guide explaining their legal and regulatory obligations, to ensure compliance with the Act;
     
  • access AMF E-Services (for Québec enterprises);
     
  • consult the Foreign Enterprises section for foreign enterprises).

To facilitate processing of your application for authorization, please ensure that the enterprise’s file with the Commission de la construction du Québec (CCQ), the Régie du bâtiment du Québec (RBQ) and the Enterprise Registrar (REQ) is up to date.

E-mail Info

To ensure that you receive up-to-date information about changes to the authorization process, we encourage you to sign up for E-mail Info. Select Public contracts from the list of areas of interest.

Information Centre

For questions about the application for authorization, please contact the AMF Information Centre.