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The advantages of choosing a landscape contractor with a contractor’s licence also called licence (RBQ)

March 27th, 2020

Present throughout Quebec, the RBQ’s mandate is to ensure the quality of construction work and the safety of people in the subject areas. As such, the RBQ is responsible for developing and updating the regulations related to the construction code and the security code and for monitoring their application.

The RBQ also establishes professional qualification rules in the construction industry and is the one that issues licences to contractors.

Also ensuring that each year the maintenance conditions are respected by its holders, the RBQ protects consumers by offering them financial guarantees.

The construction industry is a major sector of activity in Quebec. The Régie du bâtiment du Québec is making a lot of effort with the general public to publicize the many advantages associated with using the services of a contractor in good standing.

As licence holders it is our duty to take all necessary measures to offer quality products and services while ensuring the security of the premises. The licence gives us the right to carry out certain works but also the obligation to do them in compliance with the building standards in force and the rules of the art. In addition, we have the obligation to declare certain work when the regulations require it.

Obtaining and maintaining a valid licence bond is a financial guarantee that the entrepreneur obtains to guarantee the performance of his contractual obligations with his customers. It is compulsory for all entrepreneurs and the amount varies according to the type of licence held, general or specialized.

As licence holders, we must always display our licence number, in particular in our advertisements, on our submissions, in our contracts and on our vehicles. Posting rules must be respected

Keep your file up to date: The building law obliges us to notify the RBQ as soon as changes are made within our company, for example; change of address, company name, addition or removal of a company name, abandonment of subcategories of licence, departures or death of a sponsor, etc.

The RBQ can suspend or cancel a licence when an entrepreneur, company directors, shareholders or lender no longer meet one of the conditions for maintaining the licence. These conditions include carrying out its activities with competence and probity in such a way as to deserve the confidence of the public. The RBQ can also limit a licence thus prohibiting an entrepreneur from bidding or concluding a public contract if he, these officers or these shareholders have been convicted of certain criminal acts or tax offences.