DOS5 is now Live!
Digital Outcomes and Specialists 5 is now open for business on the Digital Marketplace. Here's what you need to know.
As of Wednesday 20th January, DOS5 goes Live for buyers and suppliers. At the point of writing, £2.4bn has been spent through the Digital Outcomes and Specialists framework. It’s a flagship Crown Commercial Service route to market and one we definitely recommend getting to grips with!
So what now?
From today, all opportunities posted to the Digital Marketplace can be responded to by those successful with their DOS5 applications.
This means that suppliers should be making sure they know how the framework operates and how it’s used by buyers too!
How can I make a success of the DOS5 framework?
First of all, make sure you know how it all works. This includes all the teams from your company that should know about it too. There are online training courses, or even bespoke in-depth training workshops that we run here at Advice Cloud to help with just that.
Or, if you’re really strapped for time, there’s plenty of content you can start brushing up on!
However, the big one is: know how to bid. Make sure that the person who is responding to these opportunities knows what public sector buyers look for. The Digital Outcomes and Specialists framework might seem like it’s quite simple, but the content and quality of your response makes or breaks it.
If you’re a supplier on the new iteration of the framework, well done and good luck! If not, then don’t worry, you can always apply for the next iteration in a years time or make sure you utilise the different routes to market that may be appropriate for you in the meantime.