Digital Outcomes and G-Cloud 13 have had an update for CCS customers and suppliers, including discussing buyer accessibility and commercial agreements
CCS have delayed Digital Outcomes (DOS6) and G-Cloud 13, and the reasons below discuss what this will mean for customers and suppliers.
They advise that prospective customers or suppliers of Digital Outcomes and G-Cloud do not need to take any action at this time, and DOS5 and G-Cloud 12 will continue to be available until their published expiry dates.
Further updates will be posted on the relevant agreements’ webpages and through CCS’s usual channels including customer newsletters. Communications will be issued to suppliers on the respective agreements.
Why are the agreements delayed?
CCS are developing a new digital service for buyers to access a number of commercial agreements, including DOS6 and G-Cloud 13 – this will make agreements easier to use, enabling a better experience for customers.
The decision to delay the go-live of DOS6 and G-Cloud 13 will allow CCS to go live later in the year with an improved digital experience.
Both DOS5 and G-Cloud 12 are still live agreements, which will continue and any new procurements can start and be seen through to award after testing on new digital services.
What does this mean for use of the current Digital Marketplace?
Working to deliver improvements to their new digital service, CCS have identified parts of the user testing and will provide further updates on anticipated go-live dates when these are available.
Customers will continue to conduct their procurements on the Digital Marketplace platform while using DOS5 and G-Cloud 12.
Suppliers will continue to access the Digital Marketplace for DOS5 and G-Cloud 12. DOS6 and G-Cloud 13 customers will be directed to the relevant platform to procure services when ready.
Find out more about these delays and CCS plans on their website.
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