Starting a new business? Get 40% off our accountancy services for 3 months! 😎


The recent launch of a new framework will give almost 2,000 SMEs the chance to become public sector suppliers, says a Government statement.

Digital Services

The new Digital Outcomes and Specialists 2 framework, which was launched on the 24th of February by Crown Commercial Service and Government Digital Service, is giving almost 2,000 SMEs the chance to become suppliers to the public sector. It will be live for 12 months, with the option for a 12-month extension.

The framework already has over 800 more suppliers signed up than Digital Outcomes and Specialists 1, the framework it has replaced, with a total of 2,018 suppliers on board and ready to sell their services.

According to the Government, 94% of these participants are small and medium-sized enterprises.

This should help the Government meets its target of spending £1 in every £3 with small businesses by 2020, which is equivalent to around £15 billion worth of purchases each year.

The Digital Marketplace

The Digital Outcomes and Specialists 2 framework is designed to help public sector buyers find suppliers that can provide teams or specialists to help deliver digital projects, and covers four areas:

The framework forms part of The Digital Marketplace, which also offers cloud technology and support, e.g. web hosting and IT health checks, and physical datacentre space for legacy systems.

Want Your Business to be Part of the Digital Marketplace? Here’s How.

All suppliers on The Digital Marketplace use either the G-Cloud, Digital Outcomes and Specialists or Crown Hosting Data Centres framework. If you want to discover more about how your business could become part of the Digital Marketplace, there is a useful general guide and set of standards.

There is also a guide for Digital Outcomes and Specialists suppliers and instructions on How to Sell your Digital Outcomes and Specialists services. Doing business with government: guide for SMEs is a useful general document that covers payment terms, accessing contracts and advices SMEs on how to win and conduct Government contracts.



About The Author

Karl Bilby

We work very closely with our expert accountants to bring you the latest factually correct tax and accounting news. We also enjoy writing about small business news that we hope you find useful!

More posts by this author
Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Read more posts...

What is a Non-Established Taxable Person for VAT?

There are special VAT rules in place for online sellers who are classed as non-established taxable persons (NETPs), and use an online…

Read More

The Accountancy Partnership – Our Positive Reviews

Here at The Accountancy Partnership, we’re proud of our customer reviews The reviews we receive from our customers show how hard we…

Read More

What Employers Need to Know About Statutory Maternity Pay

There’s lots to think about as an employer, but one big thing you don’t want to fly under your radar is what…

Read More
Back to Blog...

Confirm Transactions

The number of monthly transactions you have entered based on your turnover seem high. A transaction is one bookkeeping entry such as a sale, purchase, payment or receipt. Are you sure this is correct?

Yes, submit my quote
No, let me change it

Please contact our sales team if you’re unsure

VAT Returns

It is unlikely you will need this service, unless you are voluntarily registered for VAT.

Are you sure this is correct?

Yes, the business is VAT registered
No, let me change it

Call us on 020 3355 4047 if you’re not sure.


You will receive our bookkeeping software Pandle for free, as part of your package.

You can use this to complete your own bookkeeping, or we can provide a quote to complete your bookkeeping for you.

Please select and option below:

I will do my own bookkeeping
I want you to do my bookkeeping

Call us on 020 3355 4047 if you’re not sure.