The History of DOS
Digital Outcomes and Specialists 4 is now open for applications, with it due to go live in the autumn. But where did it come from? Here, we look into the history of the DOS framework!
Digital Outcomes and Specialists started life as Digital Services in 2013. A framework which took it’s place alongside G-Cloud on the Digital Marketplace, it was aimed at providing government buyers with a route to procure the services of suppliers who were able to help in the production of building digital services. As well as meeting the governments needs of agile service delivery too.
In 2016, after feedback from suppliers, GDS decided to change things up and introduce the newly reworked Digital Outcomes and Specialists framework – or DOS as it’s also known. This was largely due to ongoing supplier confusion over what services and solutions were appropriate for the framework, and led to a much needed redesign to make it easier for them to do business. It also provided a better platform for buyers to find the services they needed and achieved this by focusing on the Outcomes of the opportunities, rather than just the teams and individuals needed to complete tasks in government.
Now approaching it’s 4th iteration – which is scheduled to go live this autumn – over £1.2m has gone through the Digital Outcomes and Specialists framework to date!