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.


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. 


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

Interim Chair of the Board and representative of the FCSSQ
Caroline Dupré
Director General, CS de Saint-Hyacinthe

Interim Executive Vice-President
Nancy Lapointe
Director General, CSS des Samares

Representative of the QUESBA
David Chisholm
Director of Labour Relations of the Quebec English School Boards Association

Bas-Saint-Laurent – Gaspésie – Îles-de-la-Madeleine
Nancy Prévéreault
Director General, CSS des Phares

Saguenay – Lac-Saint-Jean
Marc-Pascal Harvey
Director General, CSS du Lac-Saint-Jean

Capitale-Nationale – Chaudière-Appalaches
Suzie Lucas
Director General, CSS des Navigateurs

Mauricie – Centre-du-Québec
Lucien Maltais
Director General, CSS des Chênes

Patrick Guillemette
Administration Deputy Director General, CSS de la Région-de-Sherbrooke

Laval – Laurentides – Lanaudière
Nancy Lapointe
Director General, CSS des Samares

Annie De Noury
Deputy Director General, CSS des Patriotes

Jean Ouimet
Deputy Director General, Educational Services and Information Technology, CSS de Montréal

Guy Bélair
Deputy Director General and Director IT resources, customer and transportation, CSS des Draveurs

Abitibi-Témiscamingue and Nord-du-Québec
Éric Larivière
Director General, CSS du Lac-Témiscamingue

Richard Poirier
Director General, CSS du Fer

GRICS Representative
Me Sébastien Gougeon
Chief Executive Officer (non-voting)

GRICS Representative
Bruno-Paul Latortue
Secretary General and Vice-President, Network Relations and Organizational Performance (non-voting)

MEES Observer
Stéphane Lehoux
Assistant Deputy Minister (non-voting)

Management Committee

Me Sébastien Gougeon
Chief Executive Officer

Bruno-Paul Latortue
Secretary General and Vice-President, Network Relations and Organizational Performance

Edouard Staco
Vice-President, Administrative Management and Educational Solutions

Guillaume Trottier
Vice-President, Data Valuation and Integration Solutions

Line Girard
Vice-President, Talent and Culture, Finance, Legal and Contractual Matters

René Guitar 
Vice-President, Architecture, Security and Operations

Éric Meikle 
Senior Director, Special projects

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 and send it by e-mail to the following address 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.


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.