Digital Outcomes 6


28/09/22: CCS has taken the decision to extend the term of the DOS 5 framework, meaning it will remain open for customers to call off from for a further three months and will now expire on 19 April 2023.

The purpose of this short extension is to ensure that customers can continue to buy the services they need whilst we complete our user testing and will give us the additional time to ensure that when DOS 6 is launched, it will provide the best experience for customers and suppliers.

03/08/2022: we have taken the difficult decision to delay the launch of Digital Outcomes 6 (DOS6). Buyers and suppliers can find out more by reading our news item.


Allows the public sector to create applications that will transform digital services for the benefit of the public.


For all public sector organisations to find suppliers who can design, build and provide clearly defined bespoke digital projects and services using an agile approach.

These digital projects can be serviced (built) by 1 person or by a team.

Buyers can also use this agreement to find:

  • physical space to conduct user research
  • users with the appropriate characteristics to test your service

This new agreement will run alongside RM6263 Digital Specialists and Programmes. Together they will replace Digital Outcomes and Specialists 5 (RM1043.7).

Products and services that are out of scope include (but are not limited to):

  • hosting, support and maintenance of a live application or website
  • supplementing a temporary shortfall in staff with no clear deliverables (who might work across projects under the direction of the buyer)
  • any non-digital role, or a role where there are no clear deliverables

It is important to remember that this agreement should not be used to staff interim labour. The following CCS agreements are available if you need management consultancy or interim staff:

Customer engagement

We held customer engagement sessions in May and June 2021. These sessions included many conference and break out sessions for central government, wider public sector (WPS) and arms length bodies.

For more information, read the slides from customer engagement.

We may hold further engagement sessions before tender release.

Supplier engagement

We held supplier engagement sessions in June 2021. These included many web conferences and breakout sessions and reached a wide variety of suppliers.

We may hold further engagement sessions before tender release.

Read Digital outcomes 6 provisional timetable for supplier applications

Important links

Prior Information Notice (PIN) Not available yet
Contract Notice in Find a Tender Service (FTS) Contract notice
Download tender documents Download documents


Activity Estimated dates
Pre-market engagement May to June 2021
Drafting procurement documents November to December 2021
Publication of FTS January 2022
Framework award TBC