Buying for the
Public Sector

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


Our experience

Our procurement experience

Our consultants come with a variety of public sector buying experience, having worked for:

  • Central Government (including Government departments and agencies, NDPBs, ALMOs and regulatory bodies)
  • Local Government (including county, unitary, district & borough councils, and coordinated buying consortia)
  • NHS and blue light services
  • Charity and voluntary organisations
  • Education (higher, further, LEAs, and academies)

Our in-depth experience of procurement precedes the launch of G-Cloud. For the past 8 years Advice Cloud founder Chris Farthing has been an independent procurement consultant, supporting a variety of public sector organisations to buy complex, technology-related services. All of our consultants have substantial senior procurement expertise in the public sector, as well as having completed many successful G-Cloud call offs. Between us we have over 40 years of combined experience and knowledge to offer you.


Our G-Cloud experience

Since the launch of G-Cloud in 2012, we have been involved in actively buying from the G-Cloud framework. The projects we have lead or supported have included:

£3m+ Datacentre consolidation project for a leading unitary authority under Lot 1

£50k+ Datacentre procurement / project management consultancy under Lot 4 SCS

£30k+ Business case development for a local authority under Lot 4 SCS

£200k+ CRM system under for a local authority under Lot 3 SAAS

£40k CRM system under for a local authority under Lot 3 SAAS

£80k Web hosting services for a County Council under Lot 3 PAAS

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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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