October 2019: Transition details for the new Temporary Help Services supply arrangement
Temporary Help Services (THS) for the National Capital Region (NCR) has been renewed. As of August 1, 2019, THS has joined the Centralized Professional Services System (CPSS). The previous standing offer (SO) and supply arrangement (SA) have been replaced by a single SA with new business rules.
- Client users were able to continue to award call-ups and contracts against the previous SOs and SAs as long as the award date was on or before July 31, 2019 and the start date of the call up or contract was on or before August 30, 2019
- Call-ups and contracts awarded on or before July 31, 2019 will remain valid even though the contract period extends beyond July 31, 2019. These call-ups and contracts will be subject to the terms and conditions set in the existing method of supply (MoS)
- Access to the previous THS system is no longer available.
New method of supply effective August 1st 2019
- The new THS consists of a SA with expanded business rules and selection methodologies
- The new supply arrangement has 14 streams covering 96 categories
- There is no longer a SO. If your department has delegated special authority to administrative assistant or procurement officer to use the SO only, this delegated authority will need to be updated
- Client departments must ensure that their THS users register to Centralized Professional Services System and follow the instructions provided by the CPSS system in order to complete the mandatory training to make them aware of the new business rules governing THS. New and returning CPSS users should use the CPSS enrolment form to request the training
Should you have any questions with regards to THS, do not hesitate to contact Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) THS Team at email@example.com.
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