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Digital Outcomes and Specialists 2 is now open: apply to supply your services

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You can now apply to offer your digital specialist services to government through the Digital Outcomes and Specialists 2 framework.

Apply to supply your services

Check whether your services are suitable and read how to apply in the suppliers’ guide.

Create an account or log in to the Digital Marketplace now to start your application.

You can apply to become a Digital Outcomes and Specialists supplier if you provide:

  • digital outcomes, for example a team to provide an accessibility audit
  • digital specialists, for example an individual developer to work on a specific project
  • user research studios
  • user research participants

Closing date

Applications will close at 5pm (GMT) on 14 December 2016.

If your application is successful, we expect your services to be available on the Digital Marketplace from February 2017.

Closing Digital Outcomes and Specialists

We expect that suppliers will be able to sell their services on Digital Outcomes and Specialists 2 from February 2017.  At this point, the current Digital Outcomes and Specialists framework will close and suppliers will no longer be able to sell their services on the Digital Marketplace.

To continue to sell their services, Digital Outcomes and Specialists suppliers will need to apply for Digital Outcomes and Specialists 2.

Contracts awarded under Digital Outcomes and Specialists before the closing date will continue to be valid until the end of that contract.

Digital Outcomes and Specialists 2 timetable

Several dates have changed since we published the provisional timetable last month. Here's the updated timetable:

Date Activity
10 Nov 2016 Digital Outcomes and Services 2 is open for applications
10 Nov 2016 Suppliers can start asking questions
1 Dec 2016 Suppliers can no longer ask questions after 5pm (GMT)
7 Dec 2016 All answers to supplier questions will be published by 5pm (GMT)
14 Dec 2016 Application deadline at 5pm (GMT)
16 Jan 2017 ““Suppliers are told the result of their application ('intention to award')
17 Jan 2017 10 day standstill period begins
26 Jan 2017 10 day standstill period ends at 11.59pm (GMT)
Feb 2017 Digital Outcomes and Services 2 services are expected to be available on the Digital Marketplace

How to ask a question

If you need to ask a question while Digital Outcomes and Specialists 2 is open for applications, you must send it to the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) through your account on the Digital Marketplace before 5pm (GMT) on
1 December 2016.

We’ll post your questions along with answers on the updates page of your account. We’ll update answers as soon as we can and aim to answer them all by 5pm (GMT) on 7 December 2016.

To make sure the process is fair and transparent, all suppliers will be able to see all questions and answers.

If you have technical problems

Email enquiries@digitalmarketplace.service.gov.uk if you have any technical issues with the Digital Marketplace.