Advice Cloud Ltd

Advice Cloud Public Sector Complex Procurement and Delivery Support

We lead, collaborate or assist public sector bodies with complex end-to-end procurement requirements (Cloud migration, planing and delivery). We de-risk complex procurement, demonstrate value for money and up skill the procurement team. We have extensive referenceable Central & Local government, Health, Education & Blue-light experience.

Features

  • Cloud migration, integration and transition subject matter experts
  • Procurement risk management experts
  • Artificial intelligence, machine learning and automation procurement
  • Lean procurement professions
  • EU Exit Procurement Services
  • Strategic contract and vendor management
  • Strategic procurement delivery
  • Help with gathering & drafting functional & non functional requirements
  • SRM maturity model and CRM procurement experts
  • NHS cips (Cost Improvement Programme) delivery

Benefits

  • Value for money, ROI delivery
  • Spend visibility and analytics
  • Strategic vendor development
  • Access to range of procurement specialists and resources
  • Delivered high risk and high value award procurement process
  • Social value Act considerations included in call offs
  • Team capability building
  • Guaranteed cips delivery target

Pricing

£75 a person an hour

Service documents

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Framework

G-Cloud 12

Service ID

5 2 2 0 8 3 5 6 6 8 8 4 2 8 3

Contact

Advice Cloud Ltd Chris Farthing
Telephone: 0330 124 4224
Email: publicsector@advice-cloud.co.uk

Planning

Planning service
Yes
How the planning service works
We engage the buyers or clients from when the business need was raised, through to stakeholders analysis, communications plans, requirement gathering,sourcing routes and eventual procurement strategy development aligned to the business need and organisational strategy direction.
Once approved, we conduct market engagement as detailed in the procurement strategy development, working with the stakeholders through vendor selection,award and eventual vendor on-boarding or off-boarding. Throughout this exercise, we work collaboratively with the stakeholders hence improving acceptability and ownership of delivered solution or vendor.
We provide clear visibility and audit-ability of the selection process and debrief unsuccessful vendors giving the strengths, weakness and improvement areas with their bid response.
We support with the vendor on-boarding, contract drafting, review and sign-off.
We work with the customers to align their procurement requirements to meet organisational business needs and strategic plans.
Planning service works with specific services
No

Training

Training service provided
Yes
How the training service works
We provide a range of training;
Face to face,
Group training,
One to one training and,
On site or off site training,
We also have an extensive and growing portfolio of online courses available.
Training is tied to specific services
No

Setup and migration

Setup or migration service available
Yes
How the setup or migration service works
Our procurement service help buyers in ensuring their procurements obtain the best outcome. We support with facilitation of cloud readiness assessment, options analysis of available cloud hosting options (Multi cloud, hybrid, collocation, private or public clouds) benefit realisation assessment, continuous review of cloud utilisation and value for money.
We also work with the clients in making sure that the solution proposed aligns with the strategic direction of the organisation.
We conduct bench-marking exercise of available cloud infrastructures.
We provide clear visibility in the exercise and the selection process, conduct as-is and to-be review and conducting the gap analysis with recommendations for proposed solutions.
Setup or migration service is for specific cloud services
No

Quality assurance and performance testing

Quality assurance and performance testing service
Yes
How the quality assurance and performance testing works
We have a wealth of industrial leaders and technical experts in house who are constantly reviewing market dynamics, best in-class solutions and quality assuring our delivery products.
Our strategic advisers also support in complex contract call-off, review and re-negotiations.
Determine quality management and assurance approaches with clients and Suppliers; and ensure that technical risks are understood and managed effectively.
Developed balance scorecard matrix for vendor management and continuous improvement.
Regular contract assurance and performance meeting with the clients , setting up KPIs and SLAs aligned to business needs,setting up continuous improvement plans and measurement.

Security testing

Security services
No

Ongoing support

Ongoing support service
Yes
Types of service supported
  • Buyer hosting or software
  • Hosting or software provided by a third-party organisation
How the support service works
We can provide pre, during and post award procurement support including supplier contract management as required.
Strategic contract review and management
In-sourcing and Outsourcing advisory

Service scope

Service constraints
N/A

User support

Email or online ticketing support
Email or online ticketing
Support response times
Email responses
Weekdays 7.00am- 1830 (30 minutes response time)
Weekends (no support available)
User can manage status and priority of support tickets
No
Phone support
Yes
Phone support availability
9 to 5 (UK time), Monday to Friday
Web chat support
No
Support levels
Support is provided on a best endeavours basis however most calls are responded to within 2 hours

Resellers

Supplier type
Not a reseller

Staff security

Staff security clearance
Conforms to BS7858:2012
Government security clearance
Up to Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS)

Pricing

Price
£75 a person an hour
Discount for educational organisations
No

Service documents

Request an accessible format
If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need versions of these documents in a more accessible format, email the supplier at publicsector@advice-cloud.co.uk. Tell them what format you need. It will help if you say what assistive technology you use.