QUEBEC’S LARGEST INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY COMPANY SERVING THE EDUCATION NETWORK 

GRICS, AT THE core OF EDUCATION FOR MORE THAN 35 YEARS

In addition to being the official supplier to all Quebec school boards and several private schools and post-secondary institutions, GRICS enables some companies to benefit from tools developed to meet their specific needs. Every year, two million Quebecers trust us to simplify their work, enable them to communicate better and increase their productivity.

OUR INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS ARE DEVELOPPED IN COLLABORATION WITH ACTUAL USERS 

GRICS software solutions are developed in collaboration with users to ensure that they meet the real needs of students, parents, teachers and administrative staff. Since our mission is to be a trusted information technology partner, we ensure that our users are consulted and involved at every stage in the development of a product. Moreover, school boards in every region of Quebec are represented on our board of directors. 

WE MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER!

GRICS has been offering you high quality products for more than 35 years. Today, we simplify your life with flexible, integrated, mobile and user-friendly cloud computing solutions. They help you save time and avoid duplicate work.

Board of Directors

Chair of the Board
Caroline Dupré
Director General, C.s.s. de Saint-Hyacinthe

Executive Vice-President and representative of the FCSSQ
To come…
Director General, Fédération des centres de services scolaires du Québec

Representative of the QUESBA
Christine Denommée
Director of Labour Relations of the Quebec English School Boards Association

Bas-Saint-Laurent – Gaspésie – Îles-de-la-Madeleine
Madeleine Dugas
Director General, C.s.s. des Phares

Saguenay – Lac-Saint-Jean
Sylvain Ouellet
Director General, C.s.s. du Pays-des-Bleuets

Capitale-Nationale – Chaudière-Appalaches
Pierre Lapointe
Director General, C.s.s. de la Capitale

Mauricie – Centre-du-Québec
Denis Lemaire
Director General, C.s.s. de l’Énergie

Estrie
Carl Mercier
Deputy Director General, C.s.s. de la Région-de-Sherbrooke

Laval – Laurentides – Lanaudière
Nancy Lapointe
Director General, C.s.s. des Samares

Montérégie
Marie-Dominique Taillon
Director General, C.s.s. Marie-Victorin

Montréal
Richard Guillemette
Deputy Director General, C.s.s. Marguerite-Bourgeoys

Outaouais
Julie Laberge
Deputy Director General, C.s.s. des Draveurs

Abitibi-Témiscamingue and Nord-du-Québec
Éric Larivière
Director General, C.s.s. du Lac-Témiscamingue

Côte-Nord
Nadine Desrosiers
Deputy Director General, C.s.s. de l’Estuaire

GRICS Representative
Emmanuel Vigne
Chief Executive Officer (non-voting)

GRICS Representative
Sébastien Gougeon, Esq.
Secretary General and Director of Legal Affairs and Contract Management (non-voting)

MEES Observer
Stéphane Lehoux
Director General, Digital Transformation and Information Resources (non-voting)

Management Committee

Emmanuel Vigne
Chief Executive Officer

Sébastien Gougeon, Esq.
Secretary General and Director of Legal Affairs and Contract Management

Michel Biron
Vice-President, Software Solutions Realization

Josée Bouchard
Vice-présidente, Strategy, Innovation and Product Portfolio

Christian Chaput
Vice-President, Services, Implementation and Content Development

Line Girard
Vice-President, Financial, Human and Administrative Resources

René Guitar 
Vice-President, Operations and Safety

Bruno-Paul Latortue
Principal Director, Sales, Marketing and Communications

Public Contracts

As of January 25, 2019, GRICS is subject to the Act respecting contracting by public bodies and the regulations thereunder pursuant to section 6.1 of that Act.

Publication of invitations to tender, contracts awarded and other notices
GRICS notices, tender documents and adjudications, if any, are only posted on the site of the Système électronique d’appel d’offres (SEAO), which brings together the various public procurement notices. Suppliers interested in public procurement may consult the published notices and obtain the related documents.

Complaints related to the awarding of a contract
An interested company or a group of companies interested in participating in the tendering process or their representative may file a complaint with GRICS regarding a public call for tenders involving an expenditure equal to or greater than the applicable minimum public tender threshold if the documents of that call for tenders or an amendment to those documents :

  • Provide for conditions that do not ensure the fair and equitable treatment of competitors;
  • Do not allow competitors to participate, although they are qualified to meet the needs expressed;
  • Do not otherwise comply with the normative framework.

It can also complain about entering into a private contract if, after publication of a notice of intention in the SEAO, it has expressed an interest in carrying out the contract.
It may also complain about the process of awarding or granting a government contract other than those mentioned above.

You can consult the GRICS procedure for receiving and handling complaints in this regard.

For more information on the AMP, please visit the File a complaint concerning a public contract section of their website.

To lodge a complaint, you must use the official form of the Autorité des marchés publics (AMP) which can be found at the following address https://amp.quebec/en/file-complaint/complaint-public-body/ and send it by e-mail to the following address approvisionnement@grics.ca. Everything must be sent to the attention of the person designated in the procedure no later than the deadline for the submission of complaints indicated in the call for tenders or in the above-mentioned procedure for other cases.

CALLS FOR TENDERS AND CONTRACTS AWARDED

The notices, tender documents and GRICS awards, if applicable, are published on the website of the “Système électronique d’appel d’offres” (SEAO), which brings together the various public procurement notices. The suppliers interested in public procurement can consult published notices and obtain related documents.

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