We spoke to Prahlad Koti, Partner at Netcompany, to garner his thoughts on how the Digital Outcomes & Specialists 5 (DOS 5) framework supports the digital transformation of public services
The Digital Outcomes & Specialists 5 (DOS 5) framework makes use of individuals or teams to support and build “the digital transformation of public services,” (1) in the view of the Crown Commercial Service (CCS). Netcompany is an approved supplier to this framework and Prahlad Koti, Partner there believes this helps the public sector buy, design, build and deliver bespoke digital solutions and services using an agile approach. Prahlad then explains to us why this framework is such a fantastic initiative.
“DOS 5 is a fantastic initiative and gives all public sector organisations access to a diverse supply chain when working with government. Without this, organisations would have to seek a prime contractor. This process, therefore, gives suppliers more opportunities across the sector. It encourages smaller more innovative ecosystems which lead to pioneering bids, ultimately enhancing the quality of potential services for the citizen.”
We know that DOS 5 uses teams or individuals to build and support the digital transformation of public services, something that Prahlad is keen to expand on in his own words. “Tenders like DOS 5 are aimed at commissioning digital teams or individuals to complement public sector internal teams in delivering agile digital services.”
A company that achieves supplier status on several other CCS frameworks help “the UK Government identify and achieve millions of pounds-worth of cost savings,” Prahlad details. Finally, when it comes to how the agreement can be used by all public sector organisations to find suppliers who can design, build and provide bespoke digital services using an agile approach, Prahlad says that DOS 5, like many of the UK government’s key procurement frameworks, is designed “to provide a list of organisations who have the technical skills and expertise to help transform and digitise the public services we all depend upon.”
Reference (1) https://www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/agreements/RM1043.7