Digital Specialists and Programmes


Providing individual Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) roles and end-to-end digital transformation programmes


All public sector organisations can use Digital Specialists and Programmes (DSP) to find the full range of Digital, Data and Technology skills.

It offers a quality assured route which will provide:

  • larger digital transformation: involves a rethinking of how an organisation uses technology, people and processes to create new business models and new revenue streams (such as building mobile applications or ecommerce platforms)
  • larger capability programmes: provides supplier staff to achieve strategic objectives through group(s) of projects that involve:
    – research
    – test
    – design
    – build
    – release
    – iteration
    – support
    – and/or retirement of digital services, outcomes and deliverables

This also provides a route to market for strategic objectives or scope of services with no clearly defined outcomes or deliverables that will enable digital transformation.

This new agreement will run alongside RM1043.8 Digital Outcomes 6. 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):

  • non Digital, Data and Technology roles

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 our customer engagement slides.

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 also held a presentation in November to go over the agreement and key dates. You can find the link to the presentation slides below.

DSP overview on agreement procurement 2 to 3 Nov 2021

We may hold further engagement sessions before tender release.

Important links

Prior Information Notice (PIN) Read PIN
Contract Notice in OJEU Read Contract Notice
Download tender documents Download Documents


Activity Estimated dates
Pre-market engagement April to June 2021
Drafting procurement documents July to September 2021
Publication of OJEU October 2021
Framework award March 2022