We’ve been appointed to the latest version on the UK Government’s Digital Outcomes Specialists Framework (DOS4) and we’re really chuffed. The framework enables public sector organisations to find and procure trusted digital suppliers through the Government’s digital marketplace. And that now includes us!
Specifically we’re on the ‘outcomes’ part of the ‘outcomes and specialists’ framework. This means we can help public sector bodies research, test, design, build, deploy, iterate, and support digital services and products (as opposed to the ‘specialist’ part which is about providing contractors to work in the public sector).
Applying to be on the framework involved us supplying detailed information about our services, governance and working practices. The Crown Commercial Services (CSS) assessed our application and we passed muster. Next we were invited to commit to working to the Government Digital Service’s exacting standards and processes, regarded by many in the know (including us) to be the gold standard for designing, developing, launching and improving digital products and services.
Now on the framework, public sector bodies are able to enlist our help on digital projects safer in the knowledge that we are capable, trustworthy and committed to working to the Government Digital Service’s excellent standards.
We have a very proud history of working with public sector and not-for-profit organisations including some very long-standing partnerships with the likes of the British Army, the FA, CIPD and some newer partnerships with Kew and the RHS. There is something about the way they and we work that seems to make for great chemistry and very productive relationships. I think you often get a special type of passion and ‘commitment to the cause’ in the public sector and not-for-profit organisations that is infectious and inspires our teams to go the extra mile. Whatever it is, we love working with them and now we’re on the digital outcomes framework, we’re very much looking forward to getting to know more public sector bodies and helping them as best we can. Exciting times!