DOS 4 months on
The 3rd iteration of the Digital Outcomes and Specialists framework went live in October, here’s a little round-up of what’s happened since.
Close to 3,000 suppliers were appointed to DOS3 when it went live, an increase of 900+ suppliers from the previous iteration. It’s safe to say the hype around this framework is only growing. But in the four months since DOS has been live what is there to report (other than your MISO…)?
Digital Buying Community
In 2017 Emilia Cedeno the Category Manager for Digital announced the launch of the Digital Buying Community. The Community exists to help bring together govtech buyers and raise awareness around frameworks. Last year CCS delivered over 100 workshops! But, why does this matter for suppliers on the framework?
These workshops help to build understanding of how to buy through frameworks like DOS, how to write more SME friendly requirements and develop buyers commercial understanding. Quite simply it means better quality opportunities will be published for you to respond to.
Shiny new MISO
Back in January last year, CCS published their own DOS opportunity for the replacement of their MISO reporting tool. Acting on feedback from suppliers, CCS recognised that the current system was well, let’s just say ‘challenging’ to use… With this in mind, CCS worked with dxw to come up with a new service to replace MISO.
Christmas came early for us when this pinged into our emails on the 18th December.
Although the system is still in its testing phase, the Client Delivery team here are certainly pleased with the progress and easy to use interface. Fingers crossed for a speedy roll out for G-Cloud suppliers still suffering the old system.
Since October approximately 250 opportunities have been published on the framework with spend during this period totally £86m. Of that £86m, £29m has gone to SMEs and £57m to large suppliers. Whilst these stats are certainly impressive, we are hopeful that the work being done to improve the framework and the opportunities published, that we will see the number of opportunities awarded to SMEs on the up!
I think we can all agree it’s been a busy few months for CCS trying to improve the DOS user experience and for suppliers on the framework. Better quality opportunities and a slicker way to report your spend, what’s not to like!