Recent decision regarding call for tenders

October 2011

Recent decision regarding call for tenders

Julie Sauriol


Construction-Sauriol-Decision-recente-ENOn July 2011, the Superior Court rendered its decision in the Axor Construction v. Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec case. This decision illustrates the extent of the owner’s rights with respect to a public call for tenders by concluding that Bibliothèque nationale could choose to increase the budget and award the contract to the lowest compliant bidder, negotiate a reduction of costs in order to respect its budget, or even reject all bids and issue a new call for tenders. (Available in French only)

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