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.
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 or certification
Qualifying process where Hydro-Québec asks potential suppliers to submit an application in order to prequalify for bidding.