We are Bloom. Our approach to procurement is different.
We specialise in bringing together a community of buyers and suppliers to help the public sector buy and manage professional services better.
We’re transforming procurement by opening up the way it’s done, giving the best choice for buyers and more business opportunities for suppliers, big or small.
We deliver the NEPRO framework, a procurement process that’s fully OJEU compliant and auditable at every step, from business case, to approvals, to supplier performance. Our role is to manage successful outcomes so you only pay us, and the supplier, when the job is delivered to your expectations. It’s all taken care of by us because we are the link between buyers and suppliers.
As a supplier, getting started with us is simple. You begin by using our cloud-based system Provide, to give us initial contact details about your business and begin registration. From there, we’ll take you through an accreditation process.
We’re passionate about delivering better outcomes for all projects. As a neutral vendor, our people are free to think differently about the challenges you’re facing, to offer more choice, more flexibility and better value.
When you work with us, you’re joining an ever-growing community of clients, connected through unique insights. We know that value, transparency and compliance are key factors in sourcing decisions, so you’ll see us focus on these things throughout your journey with Bloom.
The pilot in 2014 showed that the NEPRO solution could assist the Council to achieve our aims of supporting local business while freeing up valuable time for us to concentrate on high value strategic projects.
Working with Bloom to access the NEPRO solution has ensured we realise all the expected benefits from a neutral vendor approach in procuring and managing specialist professional services. They are a true partner and are continually looking to improve the way we work and ultimately the services provided by the suppliers.
Bloom was essential in the recent hiring of a consultant for a governance project within oneSource. Through the NEPRO solution, I was able to hire a consultant within 2 weeks of posting my project requirements. I was provided with proposals from a range of experienced and relevant suppliers and received valued support from Bloom throughout the process.
Working with Bloom means we get access to the best choice of small and large suppliers, especially supporting local Cornish Small and Medium Enterprises suppliers. Working with a dynamic and competitive supply chain gives us flexibility, greater supplier choice and access to the latest thinking. Overall that delivers better value for money for the tax payer.
I chose to work with Bloom as I liked the idea of outcome-based projects. It’s so much more efficient, as it’s a compliant process without the need to go through the OJEU process as it’s still competitive. Bloom has many suppliers already available but we can add suppliers whenever we want. Having someone who can help by providing a second opinion; a neutral point of view has been valuable to us.
Through Bloom we were able to engage with Cardiff Council efficiently and help them access social care services they urgently needed in a compliant way.
Due to their robust and wide-reaching supply chain, Bloom is able to identify and access even the most niche suppliers. Bloom was able to provide a speedy and robust solution that would not have occurred to us.