Digital Marketplace

You can use the Digital Marketplace to find technology services and specialists for digital projects.

Digital Marketplace is divided into 3 frameworks:

  • Digital Outcomes and Specialists (DOS) where you can choose specialist individuals and teams for digital projects, and recruit user research participants and labs 
  • G-Cloud where you can choose cloud services, such as hosting and software as a service
  • Crown Hosting where you can procure for project specific datacentres

Who can use

All public sector organisations.

How to buy

Each of the 3 frameworks has its own buyers’ guide that you can find in the document sections of the pages below:

Best for

  • digital service projects such as researching and building new customer-facing website services
  • digital transformation projects

Not suitable for

Any tangible products.

Payment methods

Standard invoices against purchase orders.

Time to supply

Depends on the complexity of your requirements and the number of suppliers. Finding a digital specialist should take about 4 weeks from writing the requirements.


  • range of services 
  • individuals and teams available to meet digital project requirements 
  • flexible frameworks supports projects of all sizes


  • no direct award; DOS is further competition only