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Welcome to Advice Cloud services for UK Public Sector organisations. We have over 50 years combined experience as Public Sector procurement consultants across all sectors including Central & Local Government, Blue Light services, Education (Schools, Academies, Further & Higher education establishments), Housing & Healthcare/NHS

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G-Cloud Procurement Services from Advice Cloud.

Advice Cloud is a public sector procurement specialist that offers a focused portfolio of G-Cloud-related services. As experienced buyers, we have used the framework to buy services on behalf of public sector authorities since August 2012. This has given us a thorough understanding of the G-Cloud procurement process, the supplier landscape, and the challenges that you may face in using the framework and switching to cloud-based services.

We provide organisations across the public sector with either support for specific parts of the process, or an end-to-end service.

Our G-Cloud expertise covers:

  • Procurement strategy and processes
  • Using the Crown Commercial Services G-Cloud buying process
  • e-Procurement systems integration
  • Transitioning to and specifying cloud-based services
  • Early market engagement programmes
  • Supplier due diligence
  • Contracts and clarifications
  • Training
  • Post-procurement support for management and adoption
  • Tower model and Service Integration and Management (SIAM) of cloud suppliers

Included in all of our services is a wide and detailed knowledge base on making best use of the framework, which also gives you access to use cases and templates. At the heart of every engagement is a focus on quickly delivering clearly defined outcomes. Our aim is to be a complementary, value-adding service that increases your in-house capabilities to make best use of the G-Cloud framework in the future.

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  • From day one Chris was extremely professional and worked hard and diligently to ensure that excellent results were delivered. He demonstrated excellent relationship management skills to ensure that our clients were consistently delighted. I would not hesitate to work with Chris Farthing again.

    Claire Jones

    Brighton & Hove City Council, Head of Procurement

  • Chris and I worked together on a few procurements that he managed at Defra. My experience is that Chris is highly effective in his work; he recognises diverse organisational requirements and aims to provide balanced procurement advice. Chris is very keen on identifying and engaging relevant stakeholders in order to deliver a good service to the client and ensure that time is well spent. He is an excellent team worker and a good communicator. I would look forward to working with Chris again.

    Eleni Pasdeki-Clewer

    DEFRA, Sustainable Procurement Manager

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