DOS4 applications are closed!
Supplier applications for Digital Outcomes and Specialists 4 closed yesterday!
After over a month of being open, DOS4 has closed it’s doors for supplier applications. Well done to all of those who got theirs in on time!
Digital Outcomes and Specialists 3 is still ongoing and, as announced recently by CCS, has been extended until 27th January 2020. This is to give ongoing procurements more time to be completed and doesn’t affect the go-live date for DOS4. The framework offers a massive opportunity to suppliers who have gotten on to it, with over £1.2bn worth of sales taken place to date.
The 4th iteration of the framework is due to go live on October 1st 2019, and successful suppliers will be notified of their place on DOS4 on 17th September. Check out the full timetable below.
|Applications open||8th July|
|Deadline for clarification questions||1st August|
|Answers to clarification questions published||8th August|
|Applications close||15th August|
|Successful suppliers notified||17th September|
|DOS4 goes live||1st October|
What can you do during this time?
There isn’t a lot you can do until the framework goes live in terms of applying for opportunities. However, you can do some preparation so that you’re ready to go when it does!
It’s worth thinking about how the bidding process works and making sure you’re fully aware of how to respond to tenders. After all, getting onto the framework is just the start, it’s winning the business which requires some thought and planning.