Task and Solutions Professional Services
The Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) which replaces the obligations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), will enter into force on July 1, 2020. NAFTA will continue to apply to procurements commenced prior to CUSMA’s effective date of July 1, 2020, until those procurements are complete. With respect to the methods of supply, NAFTA will be replaced by the Canada Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA).
Please note that the Standing Offer (SO) under the Task and Solutions professional services (TSPS) method of supply will not be renewed past its current expiry date of May 31, 2021 due to a steady decline in its usage over the last six years.
The call-ups submitted before the expiry date of the SO will remain valid until the work is completed in accordance with the call-up.
TSPS is the mandatory method of supply for the provision of non-informatics professional services, both task and solutions based, at or above the CKFTA threshold.
The following procurement tools are made available to client departments for their use:
- Task-based Standing Offer (SO) (will expire on May 31, 2021 and will not be renewed)
- Task-based Supply Arrangement (SA)
- Solutions-based Supply Arrangement (SA)
The Task-based SA covers six (6) core areas of expertise that are commonly and nationally used: human resources; business consulting/change management; project management; real property project management; technical engineering and maintenance; and health services. The Solutions-based SA and the Task-based SO covers the same areas of expertise except for health services.
Request for Supply Arrangement: Ongoing Opportunity to Qualify
The following requests for supply arrangements (RFSA) are perpetual and occur on a quarterly basis which align with the Government of Canada’s fiscal year quarters, as demonstrated in the table below.
|FY Quarter||Opening date
(first business day of the month)
(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|
For the latest developments regarding TSPS, please visit the Task and Solutions Professional Services Announcements page.
Using the Task and Solutions Professional Services Supply Arrangements and/or standing offer
The links below provide information regarding the use of the TSPS task-based and solutions-based Supply Arrangements, as well as the TSPS standing offer.
- Standing offer—Task-based
- Supply Arrangement—Task-based
- Streams and categories
- Supply Arrangement—Solutions-based
- How the task and solutions professional services method of supply works
- Guidance for clients (available on Government of Canada network only)
- Contracting with former public servants under a standing offer or a Supply Arrangement
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.
For contact information please refer to PSPC's Contact Acquisitions page.
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