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Digital Outcomes and Specialists 2: sharing draft legal documents

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Suppliers should disregard the draft documents in this blog post, they have been updated in another blog post.

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.

View the draft legal documents

Although suppliers can’t apply yet, we’re sharing the draft documents now so that suppliers can consider whether to apply for Digital Outcomes and Specialists 2.

      • Draft framework agreement
        This is the agreement between the government and suppliers. It sets out the basic terms and conditions for buying and selling Digital Outcomes and Specialists 2 services.
      • Draft call off contract
        This is the individual contract between the buyer and the supplier. It specifies the terms, conditions and prices of the services being bought.
      • Draft invitation to tender
        This is the invitation to apply for a place on the framework.
      • Draft supplier declaration
        The questions suppliers must answer to apply to sell their services. To confirm they are eligible to become a Digital Outcomes and Specialists 2 supplier, they must agree to the terms of the bid and provide information about themselves.
      • Draft service specific questions
        Suppliers must confirm that their services have the minimum essential characteristics.
      • Suppliers guide
        Guidance on the services you can sell, how to apply, how to edit services and how to buy services.

These documents are draft and may change. When Digital Outcomes and Specialist 2 opens for applications, we’ll publish all the documents on the Digital Marketplace and explain any changes. At that point, suppliers should disregard these draft documents.

The next step for suppliers

Read the documents to help decide if this framework is the right place for you to sell your services. If it is, you can start to prepare your answers and plan who’ll provide legal, commercial and technical advice.

Stay updated

We expect that the Digital Outcomes and Specialists 2 framework will open for applications on 1 November 2016 and will close on 6 December 2016. We’ve published a provisional timetable with the expected dates.

Suppliers who don't have an account on the Digital Marketplace can create one now. Suppliers with an account will be sent an email to let them know that Digital Outcomes and Specialists 2 is open for applications.

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  1. Comment by Raphael Alice posted on

    I'm a bit confused: does this relate to G-Cloud? Is this just for a subset of suppliers? Thanks.