The Digital Outcomes and Specialists 3 (DOS 3) framework went live today – the third iteration of a route to market for buyers seeking to let outcome-based digital contracts or appoint individual specialist to support digital projects.

A massive 2,953 suppliers qualified, including Ascentor. The framework was simple to apply for and gives access to a vast pool of opportunity. According to the latest figures published by the Crown Commercial Service (CCS), the total sales figure at the end of July for the first two DOS iterations was £508.8m.

Ascentor offers Security, Service Delivery and Testing and Auditing in the Outcomes Lot, and Security Consultants, Delivery Managers and Technical Architects in the Specialists Lot.

The framework does not support direct contract awards. Buyers needs to publish their requirements and follow framework procurement guidelines. Suppliers need to monitor the Digital Marketplace for suitable opportunities and apply following the published supplier guidelines.