In February 2017, the Government Digital Service (GDS) and the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will open the second iteration of Digital Outcomes and Specialists, giving more suppliers the opportunity to sell their services.
We recently completed the discovery for G-Cloud 9 and have now moved to the alpha stage. We wanted to take the opportunity to think about what public sector cloud technology procurement should look like.
In my last blog post about the Digital Marketplace vision, I wrote about how we’re enabling end-to-end buying that’s as frictionless for users as possible. This time, I’m going to talk about the importance of cooperation and collaboration for the …
We are emailing G-Cloud 8 (G8) suppliers today to let them know that the ‘contract variation’ we proposed in August is now in place. Why we did this In the answers provided to suppliers while G8 was open for applications, the …
Suppliers will be able to apply to offer their services through Digital Outcomes and Specialists 2 from 1 November 2016. We expect that services will go live on the framework in February 2017. As we wrote earlier this month, the …
At GDS, we believe that we should share as much as we can. I wrote about this in my last blog post, where I spoke about how we like to use open approaches in the Digital Marketplace.
As the list of Digital Outcomes and Specialists opportunities grows, suppliers need a way to focus on those most relevant to the services they offer. We recently made finding opportunities easier by adding filters to the opportunities page.
In my previous blog post about the Digital Marketplace vision, I re-introduced the 6 broad themes about how we’re helping the public sector buy what it needs to deliver great digital services, and why these are important.
Why are we doing this discovery? The Digital Marketplace has encouraged many small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to start providing cloud technology and digital services to government.
We’ve been working on a discovery for the next iteration of G-Cloud, exploring how we can make the service work better for buyers and suppliers.
During the G-Cloud 8 application and award process, the Digital Marketplace team used GOV.UK Notify to communicate with suppliers.