Digital Outcomes and Specialists 5 is open!
Supplier applications are now open for Digital Outcomes and Specialists 5. Let's take a look at what that means...
Albeit a little later than originally planned, Digital Outcomes and Specialists 5 has opened its doors for applications! This means suppliers can now apply to be listed on the 5th iteration of the framework, which is due to go Live in the new year.
What is the timeline for Digital Outcomes and Specialists 5?
The provisional timeline for DOS5 was confirmed recently. It is as follows:
|Fri 9th October||DOS5 opens for applications|
|Fri 30th October||Clarification question deadline|
|Fri 6th November||Clarification question answers published|
|Tues 17th November||Applications close|
|Tues 5th January 2021||Suppliers notified if successful|
|Weds 6th January to Tues 19th January||Standstill period|
|Weds 20th January||DOS5 goes Live|
What should I do now?
If you’re a supplier who wants to get on to the fifth iteration of Digital Outcomes and Specialists, then you’ll need to make sure you’ve got a Digital Marketplace account. Then, you’ll have to apply for the framework. It should be pretty straightforward!
Once you’ve got your application in, then comes the real planning. Suppliers should be looking at how to really place Digital Outcomes and Specialists 5 into their Public Sector Strategy. After all, getting listed is just the start. Suppliers will need to know how to vet suitable opportunities and then create great, winning bids. Take the time before it goes Live to learn and prepare – across all of your teams.