The government is eliminating two major supply arrangements and migrating their categories into other existing vehicles. The Technical, Engineering, and Maintenance Services Supply Arrangement (TEMS SA) and the Cyber Protection Supply Arrangement (CPSA) will be migrated to the TBIPS and TSPS Task-Based vehicles during the next refresh.
The TEMS supply arrangement currently has the following streams:
- Stream 1 – General Administration Services
- Stream 2 – General Engineering and Related Services
- Stream 3– Telecommunication Services
- Stream 4 – Clothing/Textile Services
- Stream 5 – Technical Support Services
Stream 3 – Telecommunication Services will be migrated to TBIPS. It appears that all the other streams will be migrated to TSPS.
The CPSA Supply Arrangement will be migrated to TBIPS.
One major benefit we anticipate from these changes is that the personnel categories for all the TEMS and CPSA streams should become part of ProServices Supply Arrangement from the start, and thus be accessible to a wider-range of vendors for projects under $78,500 (NAFTA threshold).
TBIPS and TSPS Task-Based Standing Offers and Supply Arrangements will be posted for refresh Winter 2012-2013. ProServices will be posted for the first time in the Spring.