Potential tender opportunities could come from the third iteration of Digital Outcomes and Specialists.
The latest update from G-Cloud 10 is that Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has confirmed that there will be a third iteration of the Digital Outcomes and Specialists framework agreement. This is due to open for supplier applications in July 2018.
We reported previously that G-Cloud 10 will open for bids in April.
The G-Cloud Digital Outcomes and Specialists, and Crown Hosting Data Centres frameworks can all be accessed through the Digital Marketplace.
The Digital Marketplace was created in 2014 by the Government Digital Service in collaboration with the Crown Commercial Service. The initiative aims to make public procurement more accessible and transparent.
So far, over 1,850 opportunities for suppliers to do business with the public sector have been published on the Digital Marketplace. £280 million has been spent through the Digital Outcomes and Specialists framework since it started in 2016.
Digital Outcomes and Specialists
CCS plans to refresh the Digital Outcomes and Specialists and the third iteration will open for bids in July. An estimation suggests that it will go live in September 2018.
The Digital Outcomes and Specialists initiative helps participating public sector bodies to find and work with suppliers that can research, design, build, test and deliver software applications and digital services.
Director of Technology Strategic Category for CCS Niall Quinn has said that CCS has listened to feedback from both suppliers and customers and has confirmed that that CSS has
“Decided to go ahead with re-letting Digital Outcomes and Specialists in line with our original timescales. This will give customers access to the very latest services, and ensures that current suppliers and new bidders, including smaller businesses, have the chance to work with the public sector.”
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Mar 27, 2018.