Temporary Help Services for the National Capital Region
Temporary Help Services (THS) are services that are provided by a supplier's employee. There are only three situations in which Temporary Help Services can be used by Designated Users to fulfill their requirements:
- When a public servant is absent for a temporary period of time
- When there is a requirement for additional staff during a temporary workload increase, in which there is an insufficient number of public servants available to meet the requirement
- A position is vacant and staffing action is being completed
All other requirement needs should not be fulfilled under Temporary Help Services Standing Offers or Supply Arrangements.
Temporary Help Services reprocurement updates
The Temporary Help Services (THS) Team will soon be publishing a Request for Supply Arrangement on BuyandSell.gc.ca for suppliers to bid on the reprocurement of the Temporary Help Services Supply Arrangement for the National Capital Region (NCR). This new Supply Arrangement (SA) will replace the existing THS Standing Offers and Supply Arrangements.
The THS Method of Supply (MoS) is also migrating to the Centralized Professional Services System (CPSS) e-Portal. This transition will modernize the method of supply, reduce barriers, simplify the competitive process and lead to better quality contracts.
The new THS SA will be accessed via the Centralized Professional Services e-Portal along with the other professional services methods of supply. This will simplify access for clients and suppliers by allowing for one point of access for Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) professional services procurement tools. The New streams and categories will have 14 Streams covering 96 categories. The categories are mirrored from the current THS categories but spread out over 14 streams rather than the current 5 streams.
- September 2018: Changes to the Standing Offer and Supply Arrangement—Oct 31,2018 end date
- July 2018: Impact of Ontario Provincial Bill C-148 on Temporary Help Services method of supply in the National Capital Region
- June 2018: Request for Information concerning the development of a new method of supply for Temporary Help Services in the National Capital Region
- April 2018: Changes to the Standing Offer and Supply Arrangement—April 30 expiry
- January 2018: Impact of Ontario Provincial Bill C-148 on Temporary Help Services method of supply in the National Capital Region
Temporary Help Services (THS), are services that are provided by the resources of temporary help firms. The THS On-Line System is an on-line procurement tool designed to assist federal departments in the National Capital Region, in their procurement of Temporary Help Services up to $400,000 (including all subsequent amendments, travel/living expenses, overtime and Goods and Services Tax or Harmonized Sales Tax) and with an assignment period duration that does not exceed 48 consecutive weeks.
Any amendment to extend the duration of the assignment period must be issued after the first 40 consecutive weeks of the assignment period; and The Identified User must notify the THS Authority of the issued amendment by email within 2 business days of issuing the amendment.
- Federal department login
- Supplier login
- Standing offer
- Supply arrangement
- Contact acquisitions
- Temporary Help Services regional contact information
- Contracting with former public servants under a standing offer or a supply arrangement
- Enrolment for federal departments
- Satisfaction report for federal departments
- Protocol and standards for Temporary Help Services applicable to identified users and suppliers
- Government Temporary Help Services advisory committee meetings
- Temporary Help Services information on GCpedia (accessible only on the Government of Canada network)
- Assessment framework
- October 2017: Increase to Minimum Wage in Ontario effective January 1, 2018
- October 2017: Changes to the Standing offer and Supply Arrangement—October 31 expiry
- October 2017: Model Request for Services and Contract (accessible only on the Government of Canada network)
- August 2017: Increase to Minimum Wage in Ontario effective January 1, 2018
- November 2016: Statement of Work Builder for Temporary Help Services
- August 2016: Updates to Temporary Help Services website
- July 2016: Important changes to Temporary Help Services
- April 2015: Increase to minimum wage in Ontario and Quebec
- January 2014: Temporary Help Services permanent refresh for the qualification of suppliers
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