“ At Bloom our open approach to procurement is unique. We’re free to think differently to solve challenges, offering control, choice, value and compliance ”
We are Bloom. Our approach to professional services procurement is different.
We specialise in bringing together a community of buyers and suppliers to help the public sector buy 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 were established in 2012 as NEPRO Ltd and the UK’s exclusive operator of the NEPO Specialist Professional Services neutral vendor solution. Our business is now the trusted partner to over one hundred Public Sector organisations.
Becoming Bloom in March 2017 marks the beginning of the next exciting stage in our journey to change the way the world buys professional services.
As operators of a neutral vendor solution, our interests are only ever in the successful delivery of your projects. Being fully transparent in our processes allows our people to concentrate on what matters most – you, your projects and their assured delivery.
Our outcomes-based philosophy is central to our community. By thinking about the ultimate outcomes, rather than the initial demand, we deliver not only the services you want, but the changes you need to see. It’s a different way of working that means the very best value, the end of scope creep and the expertise your projects deserve.
Our expert client managers work with you to understand the detail of your broader mission and then build a brief for you that will maximise results.
Understanding requirements is crucial to matching the right suppliers to our buyers, and whilst we’re fully invested in delivering for you, we’re more than simply a gateway for your professional service needs.
If you’re a buyer or a supplier, talk to us today about how we can work together and keep opening up procurement.
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.