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Government Contracts Regulations

Version of section 6 from 2006-03-22 to 2019-06-09:


 Notwithstanding section 5, a contracting authority may enter into a contract without soliciting bids where

  • (a) the need is one of pressing emergency in which delay would be injurious to the public interest;

  • (b) the estimated expenditure does not exceed

    • (i) $25,000,

    • (ii) $100,000, where the contract is for the acquisition of architectural, engineering and other services required in respect of the planning, design, preparation or supervision of the construction, repair, renovation or restoration of a work, or

    • (iii) $100,000, where the contract is to be entered into by the member of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada responsible for the Canadian International Development Agency and is for the acquisition of architectural, engineering or other services required in respect of the planning, design, preparation or supervision of an international development assistance program or project;

  • (c) the nature of the work is such that it would not be in the public interest to solicit bids; or

  • (d) only one person is capable of performing the contract.

  • SOR/96-472, s. 3
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