About ProServices

ProServices is a mandatory method of supply for professional services valued below the Canada Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA) threshold.

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Types of services

ProServices has 14 streams covering 166 categories.


How it works

How the ProServices supply arrangement works

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Difference between ProServices and the other methods of supply

While mirroring the same categories as task based informatics professional services (TBIPS) and task and solutions professional services (TSPS), ProServices is the mandatory method of supply for professional services for requirements valued below the Canada Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA) threshold. TBIPS and TSPS are the mandatory methods of supply for professional services requirements that are valued at or above the CKFTA.

Training required to use ProServices

The training required to use ProServices is the same harmonized online training package provided by the Centralized Professional Services System (CPSS) ePortal. For more information, please visit Online training for federal department users.

About mandatory methods of supply

Explore the policy on the use of Mandatory standing offers and supply arrangement. Mandatory procurement instruments, such as standing offers (SO) and supply arrangements (SA), must be used by client departments acting on their own behalf, or by PWGSC handling a requisition, unless 1 of the following applies:

  1. The good or service available through the mandatory standing offer or supply arrangement does not meet justifiable operational requirements, including specifications or delivery dates
  2. The total value of the requirement (including taxes, amendments, etc.) exceeds the CKFTA threshold
  3. An existing contract is in place, which guarantees the work to another supplier
  4. The requirement is subject to contracting obligations under Comprehensive Land Claims Agreement(s) (CLCA), and no mandatory standing offer/supply arrangement exists which addresses the contracting obligations of the applicable CLCA(s)
  5. The requirement will be set aside under the Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business (PSAB), and no mandatory procurement instrument exists for PSAB set-asides

Mandatory streams and categories under ProServices

All streams and categories under ProServices are mandatory with the exception of stream 14 health related services.

Terms of the supply arrangement

Suppliers may not negotiate the terms and conditions of the supply arrangement as they have already agreed to these when being awarded a supply arrangement by PWGSC.

Exemptions from using the ProServices method of supply

Exemptions are granted on a case-by-case basis. Before requesting an exemption, please consult the Checklist for requesting a ProServices exemption.

Request for supply arrangement: Quarterly refreshes

The request for supply arrangement (RFSA) solicitation for the ProServices quarterly refreshes (E60ZT-180024/C) are posted on the Buy and Sell tenders website.

Since ProServices has moved to perpetual refreshes, which means that it no longer has a scheduled re-competition, the closing date of the RFSA is 2100-01-01. As a result, ProServices existing suppliers who currently hold a supply arrangement (SA) do not need to submit a bid unless they wish to offer additional information to their existing SA.

Please visit Refresh/re-competition schedule for a list of events.

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