In keeping with our acquisition of goods and services policy (in French only), we adhere to best business and management practices. Our aim is to:
- Procure, with a view to sustainable development, quality goods and services at the best possible cost and the appropriate time.
- Guarantee fair and confidential treatment of all suppliers while avoiding any conflict of interest.
- Foster economic benefits for Québec in compliance with the applicable laws and trade agreements.
- Foster competition in the purchasing process.
Hydro-Québec initiated a transition to strategic sourcing a few years ago in a bid to create value while ensuring that its current and future needs for goods and services are met. The company’s vision is reflected in the acquisition strategies put in place as well as in risk sharing, thereby ensuring healthy competition in the market. This transition, with a focus on speed, quality and profitability, means Hydro-Québec is able to contribute to the strategic objectives regarding costs.
Authorizing service contracts
The conclusion of any service contract by a public organization is subject to the authorization of its manager, in this case the President and Chief Executive Officer of Hydro-Québec, except as defined under the Act respecting workforce management and control within government departments, public sector bodies and networks and state-owned enterprises.
Different types of RFPs
RFP (request for proposals)
Call for expressions of interest
Call for qualification
Qualifying process where Hydro-Québec asks potential suppliers to submit an application in order to prequalify for bidding.
Our acquisition of goods and services policy (in French only) sets out the guiding principles regarding market solicitation strategies. In addition to these principles, Hydro-Québec is subject to and required to comply with trade agreements (in French only).
Hydro-Québec complies with the following trade agreements:
- Agreement for construction sector labour mobility between Ontario and Québec (in French only)
- Ontario-Québec Trade and Cooperation Agreement (OQTCA) (in French only)
- Agreement on the Opening of Public Procurement for New Brunswick and Québec (in French only)
- Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) (in French only)
- Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) (in French only)