Advice Cloud Ltd

Advice Cloud G-Cloud and Digital Procurement Service

Our G-Cloud Procurement advice service allows buyers to source expertise to assist with either the full G-Cloud buying / procurement process or discreet elements. Extensive referenceable Central & Local government, Health, Education & Blue-light experience.

Features

  • Range of expert buyer capabilities available depending on buyer needs
  • Knowledge sharing and capability building service
  • Compliant with CCS processes and PCR 2015 regulations
  • Discovery, gathering & drafting functional & non functional requirements
  • G-Cloud procurement buyer training courses
  • Drafting of call off agreements including terms and service management
  • DigitalMarketplace & DPS expertise including G-Cloud, DOS, Spark, CS3
  • Compliantly renew contracts as required
  • Requirements gathering and development of specifications and statements of requirement
  • Full digital & cloud procurement team service

Benefits

  • Extensive G-Cloud experience from v1 to v12
  • Over £750m of procurements concluded successfully
  • Central & Local Government, NHS, Health, Education, Blue light expertise
  • Access to range of procurement specialists
  • Experience of MEAT & direct award process
  • SME Engagement a specialty
  • Social value Act considerations included in call offs
  • Procurement Benchmarking inline with emerging National Procurement Policy
  • Social Housing, Not for profit & Acadmey Trust experience
  • AI, Automation, Cyber Security, IoT, Networking & other services supported

Pricing

£75 a person an hour

Service documents

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Framework

G-Cloud 12

Service ID

6 4 7 9 0 7 4 3 1 6 0 6 0 2 2

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
Our procurement service will help buyers with ensuring their G-Cloud procurements obtain the best outcome. From understanding user needs, drafting functional & non functional requirements, market testing, supplier early market engagement, Long & shortlisting to award using MEAT or direct award, drafting & finalising of call-off contracts, supplier on and off boarding to contract review and renewal.
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 or one to one, on or off site. We also have an extensive and growing portfolio of online course 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 will help buyers with ensuring their G-Cloud procurements obtain the best outcome. From understanding user needs, drafting functional & non functional requirements, market testing, supplier early market engagement, Long & shortlisting to award using MEAT or direct award, drafting & finalising of call-off contracts, supplier on and off boarding to contract review and renewal.
Setup or migration service is for specific cloud services
No

Quality assurance and performance testing

Quality assurance and performance testing service
No

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.

Service scope

Service constraints
N/A

User support

Email or online ticketing support
Email or online ticketing
Support response times
Weekdays 9.00-17.00 (30 minutes response time)
Weekend (no support provided)
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.