Future opportunity

Pre-Market Engagement for RM1043.8 Digital Outcomes 6 (DOS6) & RM6263 Digital Specialists & Programmes (DSP) Replacement/s

  • Crown Commercial Service

F01: Prior information notice (prior information only)

Notice reference: 2024/S 000-009736

Published 26 March 2024, 9:23am

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

Crown Commercial Service

The Capital Building, Old Hall Street


L3 9PP




+44 3454102222


United Kingdom

NUTS code

UK - United Kingdom

Internet address(es)

Main address


one.2) Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

one.3) Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address

one.4) Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority

one.5) Main activity

Other activity

Public Procurement

Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

Pre-Market Engagement for RM1043.8 Digital Outcomes 6 (DOS6) & RM6263 Digital Specialists & Programmes (DSP) Replacement/s

Reference number


two.1.2) Main CPV code

  • 72000000 - IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support

two.1.3) Type of contract


two.1.4) Short description

Crown Commercial Service, as the Authority, intends to put in place 1 or more replacement agreements for RM1043.8 Digital Outcomes 6 (DOS6) & RM6263 Digital Specialists & Programmes (DSP). Please note, this may result in both frameworks being consolidated into one or staying separate. The current agreements provide access to agile application development services, digital specialists, user research studios and user research participants for use by Central Government and UK Public Sector bodies.The scope of services under the new agreement/s will be confirmed following market engagement activities.

The lotting and structure of the framework/s will be determined as a result of the market engagement.

Further information is included in the Additional Information section VI.3.

two.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: £8,000,000,000

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.2) Description

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

  • 72230000 - Custom software development services
  • 72231000 - Development of software for military applications
  • 72232000 - Development of transaction processing and custom software
  • 72240000 - Systems analysis and programming services
  • 72241000 - Critical design target specification services
  • 72242000 - Design-modelling services
  • 72243000 - Programming services
  • 72244000 - Prototyping services
  • 73110000 - Research services
  • 73111000 - Research laboratory services
  • 79300000 - Market and economic research; polling and statistics

two.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS codes
  • UK - United Kingdom

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

RM1043.8 and RM6263 currently offer the following services:

Access to teams of DDaT specialists who can design and build bespoke digital products and services using an agile methodology.

The scope of services and capabilities include:-

- high levels of Government security clearance

- the ability to work to Government Digital Service assessments and provision of new and innovative solutions.

- Hire studio space in which to conduct user research activity.

- Find users with the required attributes and characteristics to test a digital product or service.

CCS is seeking market feedback to determine the future approach and scope of services for the above framework/s.

two.3) Estimated date of publication of contract notice

4 October 2024

Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

Section six. Complementary information

six.3) Additional information

A Future Opportunity on contract finder can be found here: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/8460aa45-09a9-4e1c-9ced-01ba73fe88c6

Crown Commercial Service intends to hold market engagement sessions Q1 & Q2 of 2024 with customers and suppliers interested in bidding for the resulting framework contract/s.

Customer engagement Dates:

03/04/2024 -sign up here.


Supplier engagement dates:

15/04/2024 - SME Event in collaboration with Tech UK - sign up here.


Please monitor the websites below for further events.

If you are interested in attending a pre-market engagement session please express your interest by registering for events at our websites:



Or email DCD@crowncommercial.gov.uk. Further details will be provided to you

Your email must clearly state: the name of your organisation, and contact details for the individual(s) who will participating in the market engagement.