Province of British Columbia
of British Columbia
General Terms and Conditions (Jan 1, 2002)
1.Late submissions of quotations will not be accepted
or considered. It is the responsibility of the potential supplier
to ensure that the quotation arrives prior to the date and
time and at the place indicated in this ITQ.
2.If a potential supplier discovers that it has made
an error in its quotation, the supplier may forward a correction
notice to the Province at this office, but it must be received
prior to the closing date and time for the ITQ.
3.When quotations have been received and an award made,
the successful supplier will be held to its quotation as of
the closing of the ITQ irrespective of subsequent representation
that mistakes have been made in the quotation originally submitted.
4.Notwithstanding paragraph 3 above, if it appears that
an error has been made in a quotation, the Province may, in
its sole discretion, before awarding an order, communicate
with the potential supplier to ascertain if it will supply
at the quoted price or withdraw the quotation. If the potential
supplier is permitted to withdraw its quotation, the potential
supplier will not be considered on this ITQ.
5.The Province reserves the right to award this order
in part or in full, on the basis of quotations received unless
the potential supplier specifies that its quotation is valid
only for the complete order.
6.Lowest or any quotation will not necessarily be accepted.
7.Potential suppliers must refer to the ITQ number in
8.Potential suppliers must comply with all applicable
9.The Province may consider and evaluate any quotation/bid
from another jurisdiction on the same basis that the government
purchasing authorities in those jurisdictions would treat
a similar quotation from a British Columbia supplier.
10.Potential suppliers are solely responsible for their
own expenses, if any, in preparing an ITQ and subsequent negotiation
with the Province, if any.
11.All inquiries related to this ITQ are to be directed
to the Province, at the Purchasing Commission as noted on
the ITQ. Information obtained from any other source is not
official and may be inaccurate. Do not contact the Ministry/Agency
involved. Inquiries and responses may be distributed to all
potential suppliers at the Provinces' option.
12.All documents submitted to the Province are subject
to the disclosure provisions of the FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
AND PROTECTION OF PRIVACY ACT. The Province will routinely
release the name of the successful supplier, and total Purchase
Order value. For further information about Freedom of Information
please contact (250) 387-7300.
13.The Province will not be obligated in any manner
to any potential supplier whatsoever until a Purchase Order
has been issued by the Province respecting a quote.
14.The working language of the British Columbia Government
is English and all quotations must be submitted in English.