What is the BSDQ?
The Bureau des soumissions déposées du Québec (BSDQ) is a private organization mandated by the parties to an agreement. These parties and owners are:
- Association de la construction du Québec (ACQ)
- Corporation des maîtres électriciens du Québec (CMEQ)
- Corporation des maîtres mécaniciens en tuyauterie du Québec (CMMTQ).
The BSDQ was created for the primary purpose of regulating and improving tender-filing procedures. Its main mission is to receive bids from trade contractors and send them to general contractors. It also aims to help general and trade contractors, and ultimately homeowners, benefit from the positive impacts of healthy competition.
Since 2008, contractors have benefited from an invaluable tool that makes it possible to receive and submit bids online: electronic bid transmission.
Visit the official BSDQ website to view the Tendering Code and other useful documents.
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The BSDQ Tendering Code is the contractual framework adopted by the BSDQ to achieve its objectives. It establishes the rules to be followed by bidders and recipient contractors.
The main purpose of the filing guides is to specify the scope of work of a governed specialty to facilitate bid comparison and compliance analysis for general contractors. These guides are developed based on industry practices and customs following various consultations.
The specialties governed by the BSDQ are indicated in SCHEDULE I of the Tendering Code. Electrical works are described in Paragraph A, mechanical works in paragraph B and other specialities referred to as architectural are listed in the table summarizing the governed specialties and territories. It is the ACQ that can subject a specialty to governance, by way of a resolution.
What to do when the rules of the Tendering Code are not followed?
Do you wish to file a complaint with the BSDQ?
You received a summons to appear before the ACQ Disciplinary Committee?