New Digital Outcomes and Specialists agreement opens

It has been announced that 3,475 technology companies have been handed places on the latest iteration of Crown Commercial Service’s agreement for digital specialists.

In total, 94 per cent of awarded suppliers on Digital Outcomes and Specialists 4 are small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), with the new agreement set to help public sector organisations find suppliers that can buy, design, build, test and deliver software, supporting the delivery of world-class public services that meet the needs of citizens.

Public bodies have so far spent £1.5 billion through the three previous Digital Outcomes and Specialists agreements, with 32 per cent going directly to SMEs. More than £200 million has been spent with micro-SMEs.

Niall Quinn, CCS Technology Director, said: “DOS 4 will continue to help facilitate digital transformation for our customers while creating opportunities for collaboration with a wide range of suppliers. For this new version we have been able to enhance the framework and make some improvements to the Digital Marketplace in line with customer and supplier feedback, to improve their experience.”