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Government Contracts Regulations

Version of section 6 from 2019-06-10 to 2019-07-01:


 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) in the case of a goods contract, $25,000,

    • (ii) in the case of a contract to be entered into by the Minister for International Development 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, $100,000,

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

    • (iv) in the case of any other contract to which these Regulations apply, $40,000;

  • (c) the nature of the work to be contracted for 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
  • SOR/2019-199, s. 4
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