On November 20, Daniel Bouchard, Managing Partner of Lavery’s Quebec City Office and lawyer specialized in the fields of municipal, environmental and administrative law, gave a web conference for the Fédération québécoise des municipalités (FQM) under the theme of “Contract Management Policy: Reminders and Status Report” (Politique de gestion contractuelle : rappels et état de la situation).
During his discussion-type conference, Mr. Bouchard moderated a discussion regarding the contract management policy that every municipality must adopt under Article 938.1.2 of the Code municipal (C.M.), or under Article 5126.96.36.199 of the Loi sur les cités et villes (L.C.V.). He highlighted which contracts fall under said policy, the minimum measures it must contain, how it must be distributed and the possible sanctions that could be imposed on elected representatives or public officials if the policy is not respected, either under Article 938.4 C.M. or under Article 573.3.4 L.C.V.
Mr. Bouchard focused especially on how best to implement such a policy and the requisite monitoring actions. Based on jurisprudence and doctrine, he also discussed policy impact on the wording of municipal contracts and on the content of calls for tender in particular.