Since April 2011, the City publishes a list of its contracts over $25,000 in the Système électronique d’appels d’offres (SÉAO), in compliance with the Cities and Towns Act. Moreover, no later than January 31 of each year, the Town shall publish the list of all contracts involving an expenditure exceeding $2,000 entered into in the last full fiscal year preceding that date with the same contracting party if those contracts involve a total expenditure exceeding $25,000.
The Cities and Towns Act establishes the legal context for the adjudication of contracts by municipalities. In general, the procedures vary for:
Municipal contracts are awarded by resolution of the Town Council or by managers holding a delegation of power to that effect under the internal by-law of the municipal Council pertaining to the delegation of powers in matters relating to contracts and to human resources.