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Digital Outcomes and Specialists: guidance to help buyers prepare

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Although Digital Outcomes and Specialists services won’t be available on the Digital Marketplace until next week, we’re sharing 2 more pieces of draft guidance so that buyers can start to prepare.

Guidance on early market engagement

To help you understand your requirements, you can speak to suppliers before you start the buying process. This is called early market engagement. Our Early market engagement guide includes:

  • why it can be useful
  • when you should do it
  • how to find and speak to suppliers
  • what you should tell suppliers about your project
  • an overview of what the law says you can and can’t do

Guidance on writing your requirements

Although you can’t publish your requirements yet, you can use our How to write requirements guide to find out:

  • which members of your team you should work with
  • how to write clear requirements
  • the differences between writing requirements for the 4 categories (Digital outcomes, Digital specialists, User research participant recruitment and User research labs)

All our guidance will be on GOV.UK

We’ve been writing lots of Digital Outcomes and Specialists guidance to help our users buy and sell services more easily. You’ll be able to access all our guides on GOV.UK when Digital Outcomes and Specialists services are available on the Digital Marketplace. We’ve recently published 2 other draft guides on:

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  1. Comment by Michelle Collins posted on

    Latest guidance on DOS suggests 'We’d also encourage using a team email account to register on the Digital Marketplace so you can share your draft requirements with other team members'. Most team members have individual accounts currently. How do we successfully faciliate the team email routeway?