Canadian International Trade Tribunal Procurement Inquiry Regulations
6 (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), a potential supplier who files a complaint with the Tribunal in accordance with section 30.11 of the Act shall do so not later than 10 working days after the day on which the basis of the complaint became known or reasonably should have become known to the potential supplier.
(2) A potential supplier who has made an objection regarding a procurement relating to a designated contract to the relevant government institution, and is denied relief by that government institution, may file a complaint with the Tribunal within 10 working days after the day on which the potential supplier has actual or constructive knowledge of the denial of relief, if the objection was made within 10 working days after the day on which its basis became known or reasonably should have become known to the potential supplier.
(3) A potential supplier who fails to file a complaint within the time limit set out in subsection (1) or (2) may file a complaint within the time limit set out in subsection (4), if the Tribunal determines, after considering all of the circumstances surrounding the procurement, including the good faith of the potential supplier, that
(a) the failure to file the complaint was attributable to a cause beyond the control of the potential supplier at the time the complaint should have been filed in order to meet the requirements of subsection (1) or (2); or
(b) the complaint concerns any aspect of the procurement process, of a systemic nature, relating to a designated contract, and compliance with one or more of Chapter Ten of NAFTA, the Agreement on Government Procurement, Chapter Kbis of the CCFTA, Chapter Fourteen of the CPFTA, Chapter Fourteen of the CCOFTA, Chapter Sixteen of the CPAFTA, Chapter Seventeen of the CHFTA, Chapter Fourteen of the CKFTA, Chapter Nineteen of CETA, Chapter Five of the CFTA and Chapter Ten of CUFTA.
(4) A complaint under subsection (3) may not be filed later than 30 days after the day the basis of the complaint became known or reasonably should have become known to the potential supplier.
- SOR/95-300, s. 6
- SOR/96-30, s. 4
- SOR/2000-395, s. 4
- SOR/2005-207, s. 4
- SOR/2007-157, s. 4
- SOR/2010-25, s. 4
- SOR/2011-135, s. 4
- SOR/2013-54, s. 4
- SOR/2014-223, s. 3
- SOR/2014-303, s. 3
- SOR/2017-143, s. 7
- SOR/2017-144, s. 4
- SOR/2017-181, s. 6
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