Digital Outcomes and Specialists services are now available on the Digital Marketplace.
This means that public sector buyers can go to the Digital Marketplace to find what they need to deliver digital projects. When buyers have posted their requirements, suppliers will be able to apply for opportunities.
Guidance for buyers and suppliers
Although Digital Outcomes and Specialists is replacing Digital Services 2 (DS2), it isn’t simply a third iteration of the framework. We’ve completely redesigned it and the buying process is very different from DS2. Users can find out about it in our Digital Marketplace buyers and suppliers information. It tells buyers how to buy, and suppliers how buyers will evaluate them.
Digital Services 2: services and contracts
The closing date for Digital Services 2 (DS2) is currently 5 November 2016, however, we expect to close it before then. We’ll email DS2 buyers and suppliers 30 days before we do this to let them know the new closing date.
Now that services are available through Digital Outcomes and Specialists, the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Managed Service team will continue to help users who have already started the buying process through DS2. If you want to award a contract through DS2, you must do this before the framework closes, otherwise you’ll need to start the buying process again through Digital Outcomes and Specialists.
Help us iterate and improve
We want your feedback to help us iterate on our earliest usable product. When you’ve used the service, let us know what works well and what doesn’t to help us work out what we need to build next. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your feedback or sign up to be part of user research.