Enterprises required to obtain an authorization from the AMF are those that are competing in a call for tenders or an award process for contracts with Québec government departments and agencies and Québec municipalities involving an expenditure equal to or greater than the thresholds determined by the Government.

Given the large number of enterprises concerned, the Québec government is phasing in the Integrity in Public Contracts Act. For further information, consult Laws and Regulations – Public Contracts.

Thresholds and categories of public contracts and subcontracts

The provincial threshold is set at:

  • $5 million for construction contracts and subcontracts or public-private partnership agreements;
  • $1 million for service contracts and subcontracts entered into pursuant to a call for tenders or by mutual agreement.

    Including, if applicable, the amount of the expenditure that would be incurred if all renewal options were exercised.

The Ville de Montréal threshold is set at $100,000 for any of the following contracts:

  • contracts for the construction, reconstruction, demolition, repair or renovation of roads, waterworks or sewers;
  • contracts for the supply of bituminous compounds;
  • service contracts for the construction, reconstruction, demolition, repair or renovation of roads, waterworks or sewers.

In addition, the Ville de Montréal threshold is set at $25,000 for the following subcontracts directly or indirectly related to contracts subject to the abovementioned $100,000 threshold:

  • subcontracts for the construction, reconstruction, demolition, repair or renovation of roads, waterworks or sewers;
  • subcontracts for the supply of bituminous compounds;
  • service subcontracts for the construction, reconstruction, demolition, repair or renovation of roads, waterworks or sewers.

Lastly, for the Ville de Montréal, the requirement to obtain an authorization from the AMF also applies to enterprises bidding on a contract listed in the Orders in Council - Certain contracts of Ville de Montréal;

Application or renewal of authorization

Enterprises wishing to file an authorization application with the AMF should first consult:

To facilitate processing of your application for authorization, please ensure that the enterprise’s file with the Commission de la construction du Québec (CCQ), the Régie du bâtiment du Québec (RBQ) and the Enterprise Registrar (REQ) is up to date.

Information

For questions about the application for authorization, please contact the AMF Information Centre.