Task and solutions professional services

Preparing for Canada Buys

Recently, Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) launched CanadaBuys, a new suite of procurement services to help suppliers do business with the Government of Canada. The new services are designed to be easier and quicker to use than ever.

To prepare for the transition to CanadaBuys, suppliers are encouraged to register their business through SAP Ariba, the new electronic procurement solution. Please contact the CanadaBuys service desk should there be any trouble getting started on SAP Ariba.

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Task and solutions professional services (TSPS) consists of 2 mandatory supply arrangements (SAs) allowing client departments to solicit competitive bids from a pool of pre-qualified suppliers for non-informatics professional services requirements, the:

While the task-based SA is reserved for requirements estimated at or above the Canada Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA) threshold, the solutions-based SA has no minimum threshold. For task-based requirements below the CKFTA threshold, please visit ProServices.

The task-based SA covers 6 core areas of expertise that are commonly and nationally used:

The solutions-based SA covers the same areas of expertise except for health services.

Request for supply arrangement: Ongoing opportunity to qualify

Suppliers interested in being issued a supply arrangement must first pre-qualify under TSPS through our request for supply arrangement (RFSA) process. The following RFSAs are perpetual and are refreshed on a quarterly basis which align with the Government of Canada’s fiscal year quarters, as demonstrated in the table below.

The RFSA tender notices can be found on the buy and sell site using the below links:

Refreshes are for both:

Perpetual schedule for ongoing opportunities to qualify
FY Quarter Opening date
(first business day of the month)
Closing date
(last business day of the month)
Estimated award date
(subject to change)
Q1 April June End of September
Q2 July September End of December
Q3 October December End of March
Q4 January March End of  June

Using these supply arrangements

The links below provide information regarding the use of the TSPS task-based and solutions-based supply arrangements.

Centralized Professional Services System ePortal

The Centralized Professional Services System (CPSS) is the e-portal for Professional Services and home to the TSPS method of supply.

Contact information

For contact information please refer to PSPC's Contact acquisitions page.

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