REIN: Register of Entreprises Ineligible for Public Contracts

 

REIN

1       In the context of a Call for tenders

Any enterprise named in the Register of Enterprises Ineligible for Public Contracts (REIN) is ineligible to submit a tender for obtaining a contract from UQAM under the article 21.4.1 of An Act Respecting Contracting by Public Bodies (CQLR, c. C-65.1), except if their period of ineligibility for publics contracts has ended.  This register may be consulted on the website of the Treasury Board of Québec Secretariat (Secrétariat du Conseil du trésor du Québec) at: www.rena.tresor.gouv.qc.ca.  The terms of the chapters V.1 and VIII.2 of the law An Act Respecting Contracting by Public Bodies (CQLR, c. C-65.1) apply.  For more information about the REIN, enterprises may telephone 1-855-883-7362  (RENA) or email rena@sct.gouv.qc.ca.

2       Failure to perform the contract (REIN)

The terms of the chapters V.1 and VIII.2 of the law An Act Respecting Contracting by Public Bodies (CQLR, c. C-65.1) apply to the contract.

The supplier must not be named in the Register of Enterprises Ineligible for Public Contracts (REIN) or, if it is named, its period of ineligibility to public contracts must be ended.

The performance of the contract must cease if the supplier is named on the REIN register while the contract is in process and if UQAM, within 20 days after the ineligibility, does not ask to the Treasury Board of Québec (Conseil du trésor du Québec) for authorization for continued performance of the contract or if the Treasury Board of Québec does not grant the authorization within 10 days after it is applied for.  UQAM is free to decide unilaterally whether to send a request to the Treasury Board of Québec.

A supplier that cannot continue to perform the contract, because it is named in the REIN register pursuant to the 21.3 of the law An Act Respecting Contracting by Public Bodies (CQLR, c. C-65.1) or the first paragraph of article 65.2.1 of the Building Act (CQLR, c. B-1.1) is deemed to have defaulted on performance of the contract.

3       Subcontracting (REIN)

The following articles apply when the contract authorizes the use of subcontractors by the supplier.

Before entering into any subcontract required for the performance of the contract, the supplier must make sure the subcontractors are not named in the Register of Enterprises Ineligible for Public Contracts (REIN) or, if they are named in the register, that their period of ineligibility for public contracts has ended.

The supplier must provide a list to UQAM, before performance of the contract begins, indicating the following information for each subcontract, if any, that the supplier has entered into:
a)   the name and address of the principal establishment of the subcontractor;
b)   the amount and date of the subcontract.

A supplier who, while a contract entered into is in process, enters into a subcontract must notify UQAM of such fact by providing it with a modified list before performance of the subcontract begins.


 

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).