Important notice – COVID-19: The government of Québec has ordered all services and activities that are not considered high priority to be reduced to a minimum from Wednesday, March 15, to May 4, 2020.
Please note that the Commission de la construction du Québec does not determine which activities in the construction industry are high priority. To find out the list of high-priority activities issued by the government, click here.
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Report a non-compliant situation
Any situation that does not comply with Act R-20 or the collective agreements can be reported to us by using a single electronic form that is simple and confidential. Here are some examples of situations that you may inform us about:
- Under-the-table work
- Harassment, intimidation, or threats
- Irregular job placement or referral
- Absence of RBQ licence for an employer or competency certificate for a worker
- Solicitation or advertising related to the union vote done with the goal of getting a worker to join outside of the raiding period
To make a report by phone: 514 593-3132 or, toll-free, 1-800-424-3512.
Find out more about non-compliance reports and how they are processed
Find out more about the new protection measures for people who report a situation of intimidation or violence on a construction site
Make a salary complaintMy employer owes me money or isn’t paying me according to the collective agreements in effect in the construction industry. My overtime hours are being banked or I am not being reimbursed for my travel expenses.
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Make a service complaint
Important notice – COVID-19: Until further notice, you must use only our online and print forms to report your dissatisfaction to us. Your application will be processed as soon as possible when our activities return to normal. Thank you for your comprehension. To find out the status of our services, visit the page COVID-19.
If you are dissatisfied with our services or, in your view, your file has not been processed properly, you can send us a complaint online or by telephone at 1 866 736-6700.
You can also use our paper form.
To contact us by mail or send us supplementary documents, the address is:
Bureau des plaintes
Commission de la construction du Québec
8485, avenue Christophe-Colomb
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Make a complaint to the Commission concerning a process of public call for tenders or notice of intention
Process of public call for tenders
The Commission offers a mechanism for processing complaints filed respecting a call for tenders, company status, or certification of goods underway. The Commission receives the complaints, analyzes them, follows up, and makes the recommendations required.
A company may file a complaint respecting a public call for tenders if the documents in this call for tenders or if a modification made to these documents:
- Set out conditions that do not ensure honest and fair treatment of tenderers
- Do not allow tenderers to compete although they are qualified to meet the stated procurement requirements
- Are otherwise not compliant with the statutes and regulations respecting public contracts
Process of notice of intention
A company may also file a complaint with the Autorité des marchés publics (AMP) respecting a contract entered into by mutual agreement if, after publication of a notice of intention in the electronic tendering system (ETS):
- It disagrees with the decision
- It wishes to report a noncompliant situation
Before filing a complaint
Before filing a complaint, consider contacting the person responsible named in the call for tenders documents or in the ETS in order to obtain further details respecting the call for tenders or notice of intention. This person may be able to answer your questions, comments, or requests for details so that you can obtain further information, make a request for change or deferment, or share your observations.
Filing a complaint
The purpose of filing a complaint is to report a noncompliant situation respecting a public call for tenders or notice of intention.
A complaint process may be interrupted. The withdrawal of a complaint must be made before the deadline for receipt of complaints.
Who may undertake a complaint process?
Only legal persons interested in participating in the bidding or awarding process with the intention of executing the contract and with the capacity to do so may make a complaint.
Legal persons must be:
- An enterprise
- A group of enterprises
- Or their representative
According to the Act Respecting Contracting by Public Bodies, an “enterprise” means a legal person established for a private interest, a general, limited, or undeclared partnership, or a natural person who operates a sole proprietorship.
How to file a complaint
To file a complaint concerning the public call for tenders process, you must:
- Fill out the Complaint Form Filed with a Public Body from the Autorité des marchés publics (AMP)
- When you have filled out, send the form by email to the following addresses:
Your complaint must be filed during the period for filing complaints mentioned in the call for tenders document on the ETS.
To file a complaint concerning the notice of intention process, you must refer to the Autorité des marchés publics.
Deadlines with respect to processing complaints
When you file a complaint, the Commission agrees to:
- Respond to your complaint within three days before the deadline for receiving filings, to all complainants at the same time.
- Make the corrective measures necessary by writing an addendum, if applicable.
To find out more about processing deadlines for your complaint and your rights in this process, consult the procédure portant sur la réception et l’examen des plaintes prévue à l’article 21.0.3 de la Loi sur les contrats des organismes publics (LCOP) (available in French only).
If you disagree with the decision made by the Commission, you have the right to file a complaint with the Autorité des marchés publics within three days following receipt of the decision.