Public sector

In the public sector, up to 70% can be saved with second-hand licences. Whether you are a government agency, care organisation or a district water board, at Q Advise we are here to support you in saving on your software licences.

As budgets are under pressure and umbrella contracts from associations such as NVZ, GGZ, ActiZ and VGN are disappearing, the need to purchase software licences at higher discounts has become ever greater.

Organisations in the public sector can save up to 70% with used licences, making it possible to use part of your ICT expenditure differently.

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Public sector: Selling software licences

In addition to purchasing software licences, Q Advise offers government bodies and healthcare institutions the possibility of selling used/unused software licences. It is frequently the case that organisations – often unconsciously – possess surplus licences. With our network and sales process, we guarantee the highest bid in the market for selling these redundant software licences.

Expertise and experience

Although the costs of purchasing used licences are very low, especially compared to purchasing licences from a Licence Solution Provider (LSP) or another Microsoft reseller, we constantly guarantee the right support to provide your organisation with peace of mind throughout the entire process.

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We have a wealth of knowledge and experience in the software and licensing world. We know the procedures required for purchasing and selling used software licences better than anyone else. and we have developed unique expertise in the purchase and sale of these in over the last few decades.

Our experience provides you the assurance that you will not only save taxpayers’ money that can be invested elsewhere, but will also benefit from an ambitious team, guiding your organisation with dedication during the purchase/sales process.

Umbrella agreements with Microsoft

Public sectorFor many years, various healthcare institutions have been using umbrella agreements with Microsoft Members of ‘Mental Health Care’ (GGZ), MO group/’Social Work Netherlands’, ActiZ, ‘Disability Care Association Netherlands’ (VGN), GGZ Nederland and the ‘Dutch Hospitals Association’ (NVZ) have for benefited years now from special discounts for purchasing Microsoft software licences in what is known as the Select D programme.

Microsoft has ended the special discount arrangement for the various government and healthcare organisations. This means that institutions now have to purchase the same Microsoft software licences as previously, at higher prices. Q Advise provides local authorities, ministries, care institutions, district water boards and all other semi-governmental institutions with legal, second-hand licences with audit guarantees. Buying used licences will result in highly advantageous savings. The discounts are up to 70% of the prices you receive from Microsoft’s traditional resellers (LSP).


Q Advise has access to all used (Microsoft) licences on the market. When it comes to other software manufacturers we know plenty of ways in, and apply the required flexibility. In short, Q Advise makes the world of surplus software licences accessible and transparent for healthcare organisations, local authorities, ministries, district water boards and other governmental/semi-governmental institutions.

Please get in touch if you have any further questions about purchasing or selling second-hand licences in the public sector.

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