AMF: Financial Markets Authority/Board of Québec

Authorization to enter into a contract from the Autorité des marchés financiers du Québec
(AMF-Financial Markets Authority/Board of Québec)

1       In the context of a Call for tenders

The present article CA.10 concerns service contracts and subcontracts that involve an expenditure equal to or greater than 1000000$, as well as construction contracts and subcontracts that involve an expenditure equal to or greater than 5000000$.  The terms of the chapters V.2 and VIII.2 of the law An Act Respecting Contracting by Public Bodies (CQLR, c. C-65.1) apply.

An enterprise that wishes to enter into a contract for an expenditure equal to or greater than the amount indicated above must obtain an Authorization to enter into a contract from the Autorité des marchés financiers du Québec (AMF).

The tenderer must hold the Authorization to enter into a contract from the Autorité des marchés financiers du Québec (AMF) no later than the tender closing date and time for presentation of the tenders, unless the main text of the Call for tenders specifies a different date which precedes the date the contract is entered into.

In addition to the above requirements, the modalities of the laws An Act Respecting Contracting by Public Bodies (CQLR, c. C-65.1) and Integrity in Public Contracts Act (2012, c. 25) apply to the contract.

2       In the context of a contract

For construction contracts and subcontracts and service contracts and subcontracts that involve an expenditure equal to or greater than the amount specified in the legislation.  The terms of the chapters V.2 and VIII.2 of the law An Act Respecting Contracting by Public Bodies (CQLR, c. C-65.1) apply to the contract.  For more information: www.lautorite.qc.ca/en/public-contracts.html (Ref.: CQLR, c. C-65.1, ch. V.2).

The supplier that enters into a contract with UQAM or the subcontractor that enters into a subcontract (directly or indirectly related to the contract) must hold the Authorization to enter into a contract from the Autorité des marchés financiers du Québec (AMF) on the date the contract or subcontract is entered into.  In the case of a consortium, every enterprise in the consortium must hold an authorization on that date.

An enterprise that wishes to enter into a subcontract that involves an expenditure equal to or greater than the amount indicated above and that is directly or indirectly related to a contract described in the present article must also obtain such an authorization.

The Authorization to enter into a contract from the Autorité des marchés financiers du Québec (AMF) must be maintained throughout the contract or subcontract.

The supplier or subcontractor who is in the process of performing the contract or a subcontract (directly or indirectly related to the contract) but no longer holds an authorization because it expired or the Autorité des marchés financiers du Québec (AMF) revoked it or refused to renew it is deemed to have defaulted on the contract or subcontract on the expiry of a period of 60 days after the date the authorization expired or the Autorité des marchés financiers du Québec (AMF) notified its decision.  The relevant articles of the An Act Respecting Contracting by Public Bodies (CQLR, c. C-65.1) apply in such situations.

While performing the contract, the Québec government may force the supplier, and subcontracting enterprises part of a subcontract directly or indirectly attached to this contract, to obtain authorization from the Autorité des marchés financiers du Québec (AMF) to enter into a contract within the timeframe and according to the specific modalities determined by it.

In addition to the above requirements, the modalities of the laws An Act Respecting Contracting by Public Bodies (CQLR, c. C-65.1) and Integrity in Public Contracts Act (2012, c. 25) apply to the contract.


The term “supplier” refers to the supplier/ service provider / contractor.  The term “delivery order contract” refers to “delivery order contract” / “task order contract”.  This according to the regulations under the by-laws from the law An Act Respecting Contracting by Public Bodies (CQLR, c. C-65.1).