To obtain quality goods and services with a view to continuous improvement, Hydro-Québec verifies the qualifications of its suppliers and their ability to meet our company requirements.

The qualification process is one way Hydro-Québec ensures the suppliers it works with are qualified to supply goods or perform works or services in specific markets. The established criteria focus on workforce, experience and execution. The process is used in markets deemed strategic and for which there is a recurring long-term need.

How to qualify

The terms of participation and methods used to assess bids are set out in the qualification documents specific to each market.

Suppliers who wish to qualify must create a Hydro-Québec Supplier Space before submitting their request. (How to register for a Supplier Space)

An annual public notice will be issued for each market to invite suppliers to apply for qualification. The notice will be available in the list of open tender calls in the Supplier Space.

To become qualified prior to the release of the public notice, suppliers must send an email to the address indicated on the list of qualified markets. Hydro-Québec will then provide information on the qualification process.

Once the application has been reviewed, Hydro-Québec will contact the supplier with the results.

At the end of the qualification process, Hydro-Québec will compile a list of suppliers qualified to bid on tender calls for qualified markets.

Note that products may be subject to a certification process to ensure technical compliance. The process will begin after qualification (at Hydro-Québec’s discretion).

Hydro-Québec may revoke a supplier’s qualification at any time by issuing a written notice to that effect.

Maintaining a qualification

Qualified suppliers must maintain their status for a specific period of time.

Hydro-Québec periodically reviews the status of qualified suppliers based on the criteria set out in the documents included with the list of qualified markets. When a company’s status must be changed, it will be notified as part of the review process.

List of qualified markets

Underground conduits – distribution system

Substation construction (civil and electrical)

Transmission line construction

Materials Quality Control

Qualification documents

For information on the qualification process in a specific market, write to

CSP_serpro_appel@hydro.qc.ca

List of qualified suppliers

Precast concrete foundations and complementary articles

Qualification documents

For information on the qualification process in a specific market, write to

baroiller.nadege@hydroquebec.com

List of qualified suppliers

Insulators and insulated supports

Qualification documents

For information on the qualification process in a specific market, write to

Hien.SergeRomain@hydroquebec.com

List of qualified suppliers

Vegetation control – Distribution lines – Pruning, clearing and felling – Existing lines

Qualification documents

For information on the qualification process in a specific market, write to

HQD-Vegetation@hydroquebec.com

Documentation for subsequent tender calls

List of qualified suppliers

Vegetation control – Transmission lines

Qualification documents

For information on the qualification process in a specific market, write to

HQT-Vegetation@hydroquebec.com

Documentation for subsequent tender calls

List of qualified suppliers

Wood Poles

Qualification documents

For information on the qualification process in a specific market, write to

Martz.Sidney@hydroquebec.com

List of qualified suppliers

Underground high-voltage cable pulling (other than distribution)

Air transportation – Airplane chartering– Helicopter chartering