Digital Marketplace Update: G-Cloud 10 & DOS3
Lots of things have been happening at CCS HQ, so we thought it best to put together a blog post to give you the framework headlines.
G-Cloud 10 timetable
CCS have today published the provisional timetable for G-Cloud 10 applications:
|Wednesday 18th April||G-Cloud 10 opens for applications and you can start asking clarification questions|
|5pm Wednesday 9th May||Deadline for asking clarification questions|
|5pm Wednesday 16th May||Answers to clarification questions will be published on the Digital Marketplace|
|5pm Wednesday 23rd May||Applications for G-Cloud 10 close|
|Monday 18th June||You'll be told if your application to G-Cloud 10 was successful|
|Monday 18th to Friday 29th June||Standstill period|
|Monday 2nd July||Expected start day for framework agreement|
These are rough dates and subject to change (so watch this space).
Digital Outcomes and Specialists 3 (DOS3)
Following on from the announcement that G-Cloud 10 has been bought forward, CCS have confirmed that DOS3 will be open for applications in the summer.
Suppliers will be able to start their application in July with an anticipated go-live date of September.
We are very pleased that CCS have decided to bring forward DOS3 enabling even more suppliers to take advantage of the innovative framework, with over 1,850 opportunities having been published since its launch date in April 2016.
It will be interesting to see how the third iteration will differ from the second, as there have been rumblings that the framework isn’t being used to its full potential. Suppliers have had a few things to say about the quality of opportunities published and buyers have felt that some of the features of the framework were limiting e.g. limited Specialist roles. So, we shall see if DOS3 is a lift and shift or whether there is time for CCS and GDS to make a few improvements for the new iteration. Given that CCS have actioned suppliers’ cries to bring forward GC10 and DOS3, perhaps we can’t have our cake and eat it too….
The news is welcome for us and we are looking forward to a fun-filled framework summer here at Advice Cloud!
If you are planning to apply for G-Cloud 10 or DOS3 and think you’ll need some help, get in touch!