We know it can be daunting to buy Information Communication and Technology (ICT), Cloud technology and Digital Transformation and Professional Services. It can also be a time consuming exercise at the best of times. Even more so when you are a buyer working in Public Services.

Not only do the public expect Gold standard services to be  available at bargain prices,  you also have to deal with internal stakeholders with competing demands.  This requires a lots of time and input, and dealing with seemingly overly bureaucratic regulatory processes is a challenge itself. Advice Cloud are a UK Public Sector only focused consultancy. We provide Public Sector procurement advice and services to all public sector bodies in the UK.

Our public sector procurement advice and services:

  • Procurement advice and guidance; both strategic and operational
  • We use innovative procurement routes including the UK Governments Digital Marketplace and Dynamic Purchasing Systems.
  • Framework call offs
  • Delivery of fully compliant EU tendered Framework Agreements and contract management services.
  • Development of procurement documents e.g. invitation to tender documents
  • Pre-qualification documents, evaluating models and tender response support.
  • Electronic tender management.
  • Strategic procurement review and health check.
  • Development of procurement spec.
  • Quality assurance of procurement documents, process and policy.
  • Supplier engagement and Market Assessment
  • Project management of the procurement process; working in partnership with clients to help manage their procurement exercises.
  • Provision of assistance and advice on matters of EU legislation, clarifications and challenges.
  • Procurement training and mentoring
  • Supplier relationship management and Contract turnaround

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.

Claire JonesHead of Procurement at Brighton & Hove City Council

Our Experience:

We provide Public Sector procurement advice and services to all parts of the UK Government including Central and Local Government as well as Health, Emergency (Blue Light) services, Education (Schools, FE and HE), and also Housing Associations, Charities and Not for profits. We have a reputation for providing honest, pragmatic and speedy advice. Our services are available on a per hour basis and you can find them on the Digital Marketplace. We have listings on both  G-Cloud 10 and Digital Outcomes and Specialists frameworks.

Our consultants have a wealth of experience at very senior levels and include:

  • Chris Farthing, Advice Cloud MD, involved in Public Sector procurement for 20 years in sales, management & Consultancy
  • Taiwo Gbadebo, Digital Procurement Consultant, over 13 years of strategic procurement experience in both the private and public sector.
  • Jos Creese , Strategic Adviser, one of the longest-serving IT leaders in local government and former local authority CIO
  • Helen McDonagh , a successful senior manager with 20 years Procurement and ICT industry experience

£3m+ Datacentre consolidation project for a leading unitary authority.

£200k+ CRM system for a local authority.

Some of our brilliant clients

  • Horsham District Council logo
  • Southern Housing Group
  • DEFRA logo
  • Highways England logo
  • Brighton and Hove City Council logo
  • Disclosure Scotland logo
  • Adur and Worthing Council logo
  • Wycombe district council
  • Croydon Council logo
  • East Sussex County Council logo
  • Islington logo
  • Financial Conduct Authority logo