Digital sourcing guidance, tools and forums

COVID-19 (coronavirus) Important Notice

Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, our Digital Sourcing Network’s capability events and working groups are on hold until it is suitable to resume them.

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Our Digital Sourcing Network provides guidance, tools and forums to make buying and selling digital products and services easier.


Our Digital Sourcing Network events give practitioners the opportunity to develop their skills, connect with other practitioners and find solutions to common sourcing problems.

Our upcoming events are published on the DTA Eventbrite page or you can ask to join the Digital Sourcing Network’s mailing list by emailing

Tools and resources

The network is running a series of working groups to tackle recognised pain points and opportunities for improvement in digital sourcing.

These groups of sourcing practitioners from across government work together to unpack their specific topic and identify ways it could be addressed through the development of a new resource, such as a website, a document, a video, or other artifact. Groups inform and develop the content the final product should include.

Development of the artifact rests with the DTA, with the working group potentially being called upon to provide feedback.

Topics currently under consideration by working groups are:

  • Market research and engagement
  • Identifying and managing risk
  • Articulating value for money
  • Working with digital sourcing specialists as strategic partners

If you would like more information about these or future working groups, including information on how to participate in them, email

Common interest groups

Common interest groups allow sourcing practitioners who have shared interests or who are facing similar challenges to connect with others, supporting peer-to-peer learning and encouraging fresh approaches to digital sourcing.

The Digital Sourcing Network will be launching its first group, the Digital Sourcing Policy Common Interest Group, in July. With the Digital Sourcing Consider First, Panels and Fair Criteria policies coming into effect, this group will allow sourcing practitioners to exchange ideas for how to adopt these policies and implement them within their own agency.

If you would like information on how to join this group, or to suggest subjects for future common interest groups, email

Get in touch

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