Supplier Pre-Qualification (RFSA) - Temporary Help Services for the National Capital Region (NCR)

Solicitation number EN578-172870/D - Amd 007

Publication date

Closing date and time 2028/03/31 14:00 EDT

Last amendment date


    This is amendment #7 to the Request for Supply arrangement for Temporary Help Services for the National Capital Region.

    Suppliers are reminded of the importance of reading this document in its entirety, as well as all documents incorporated by reference.


    This is the permanent notice for the Request for Supply Arrangement of the Temporary Help Services method of supply in the National Capital Region only. As long as this permanent notice remains active, THS Supply Arrangements may be issued to all suppliers that meet the qualification requirements of the RFSA.

    Potential suppliers must submit their bids through the Centralized Professional Services System (CPSS) and follow the instructions provided in the RFSA document and on the CPSS system available at:

    Canada may receive arrangements perpetually but reserves the right to conduct the evaluation of arrangements in cycles, not less than quarterly.

    Quarterly Submission and Evaluation Periods:

    Q1 - Submission before June 30 – Evaluation from July 1 to September 30
    Q2 - Submission before Sept 30 – Evaluation from October 1 to December 31
    Q3 - Submission before Jan 3 – Evaluation from January 4 to March 31
    Q4 - Submission before March 31 – Evaluation from April 1 to June 30

    Once a Supply Arrangement has been awarded, a THS supplier may qualify for additional classifications or streams every quarter.


    The THS method of supply has a total of 14 streams. A full description of the streams and their categories can be found on the Temporary Help Services website at:

    No limit is set on the number of Supply Arrangements to be issued.


    Supply Arrangements will be awarded to Qualified Suppliers for service delivery in the National Capital Region (NCR) only. The NCR boundary is recognized as the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton boundaries in the province of Ontario and the Outaouais Regional Community in the province of Quebec.


    Inquiries can be sent to the Supply Arrangement Authority at:

    Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.

    Contract duration

    Refer to the description above for full details.

    Trade agreements

    • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
    • Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)

    Reason for limited tendering

    A contracting officer can use limited tendering for specific reasons outlined in the applicable trade agreements. The reason for this contract is described below:

    • None

    Partner with another business

    The functionality to add your company name to the list of interested businesses is temporarily unavailable.

    This list does not replace or affect the tendering procedures for this procurement process. Businesses are still required to respond to bid solicitations, and to compete based on the set criteria. For more information please read the Terms of use.

    Businesses interested in partnering for this tender opportunity:
    Note: Information may not be available in both English and French. This is because the Official Languages Act does not apply.

    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    THS Team

    10 Wellington Street

    Gatineau, Quebec, K1A0S5
    Contracting authority
    THS Team - L'équipe des SAT
    (000) 000-0000

    10 Wellington Street

    Gatineau, Quebec, K1A0S5
    Bidding details

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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Request for Supply Arrangement
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    National Capital Region (NCR)
    Region of opportunity
    Contract duration
    0 month(s)
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding
    Selection criteria
    Variations or combinations of the above methods
    Commodity - UNSPSC
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