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:

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.


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.

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