Digital Outcomes 6 is now closed for applications!
Digital Outcomes 6, one of the biggest frameworks this year, has now closed its doors to applications. Here's what suppliers should do now...
As of today, 24th February, Digital Outcomes 6 has closed its doors for submissions! The 3pm deadline has been and gone, so anyone who wanted to get on to the framework should have already got their applications in. The 6th iteration is a new version of the DOS framework, removing the ‘specialists’ lot. Suppliers who submitted on time will be notified if they were successful by the 17th June, so keep an eye on your emails.
What can I do now that my DO6 application is submitted?
There are now six months until Digital Outcomes 6 goes Live – below is a refresher of the timeline.
|Friday 14th January||Digital Outcomes 6 opens for applications and you can start asking clarification questions|
|Friday 4th February, 3pm GMT||Deadline for asking clarification questions|
|Tuesday 15th February||Answers to all clarification questions will have been published|
|Thursday 24th February, 3pm GMT||Applications for Digital Outcomes 6 close|
|Friday 17th June||You’ll be told if your application to Digital Outcomes 6 was successful|
|Saturday 18th June - Monday 27th June||Standstill period|
|Tuesday 28th June||Framework award letters issued|
|Wednesday 29th June - Tuesday 9th August||Framework mobilisation|
|Wednesday 10th August||DO6 goes live|
There are a few things suppliers can do to get ready. One of these is getting to know how it all works! It’s crucial there’s a good understanding of the framework across your organisation. For example, if your sales team don’t understand how it works, how can they let buyers know you can be procured through it? Once you show public sector bodies how they can save time and effort when buying your services, they’ll be more inclined to work with you.
Getting to this point may require attending events, working on your social media strategy, seeking training for your teams, sharing knowledge throughout your organisation and perhaps involving members of various teams in planning your DO6 strategy. Ultimately, making sure you can actually bid successfully. Winning business through Digital Outcomes comes from crafting brilliant responses to a buyer’s opportunity.
Suppliers have a bit of time until the framework opens for business. So use these precious days to get everything in order!