To find a digital outcome, you’ll need to tell sellers about the situation, problem or opportunity.
For example, a booking system or an accessibility audit. They’ll then propose a solution to meet your needs.
Before you start:
- To help prepare your brief offline, download the draft questions (XLSX 27KB) .
- As part of your research remember you can contact sellers for their input.
- Make sure you have budget approval.
While your brief is live:
- If sellers ask questions, the person who published the brief will receive them via email. Make sure they are available and can respond within the required timeframes.
After your brief closes:
- You will receive seller responses after 1 to 2 weeks. This includes your ‘essential and nice-to-have skills and experience’. You won’t receive proposals at this stage.
- Use the seller responses to shortlist a group of sellers, then approach them to provide detailed proposals.
- Evaluate the proposals using the criteria you set when creating the brief.
- Award the contract to the applicant who best meets your needs and represents value for money.