At Bloom our open approach to procurement is unique. We’re free to think differently to solve challenges, offering choice, value and compliance.

The right suppliers for your project

We’ve built a community of suppliers with the right capabilities, capacity and experience to meet your professional services requirements. They offer the latest thinking on managing complex challenges, across 19 categories and almost 240 sub-categories. You have total flexibility to add new suppliers to meet your varied and changing needs – simply give us a call to discuss how we can help you.

*Choice
*Friendly & Open
*Collaboration
*Local Economy
*Outcomes Not Hours
*Reduced Risk
*Transparancy
*Visibility & Control
*Neutral
*OJEU Compliant
*Proven Track Record
*Value For Money

Collaboration for better outcomes

You can manage your projects with more control and transparency through our cloud-based system, Pro-vide.

Pro-vide is at the heart of our collaborative approach and gives our community of buyers and suppliers one common place to manage projects, leading to better connections and better outcomes. It’s also a buyer’s hub to see what’s been delivered elsewhere, offering the chance to replicate previous successes.

You set your own service levels and decide how hands-on you want us to be. Through regular project updates and reports, you can be sure milestones are hit and quality is assured.

Our fees

At Bloom, we take care of everything an effective project needs. We manage the entire process from beginning to end, including all related paperwork, invoicing and prompt payments between everyone involved.

For this efficient service, our suppliers pay us a 5% fee on the successful delivery of a project. It’s simple, efficient and transparent. It gives large and small consultancy suppliers equal access to significant public sector opportunities without the need for complex tender responses, further opening up procurement.

 

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If you’re a buyer or a supplier, talk to us today about how we can work together and keep opening up procurement.

 

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what our clients say about us

The NEPRO solution assisted the Council in achieving our aims of supporting local business while freeing up valuable time for us to concentrate on high value strategic projects.

Abi LindsaySenior Procurement & Contracts ManagerCumbria County Council

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.

Darren KnowdChief Procurement OfficerDurham County Council

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.

Jane WestManaging DirectoroneSource

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.

Kieran ToppingService Director – Commercial ServicesCornwall Council

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.

Ariana BeattyVFM Commercial Contract & Risk Management ManagerUniversity of Sussex

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.

Sarah PopeManaging DirectorRT Group

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.

Hassan IqbalStrategic Business PartneroneSource

Bloom is a professional and far reaching procurement partner, allowing Torne & Shirmers to reach its target market in supporting the Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs), Local Authorities, Universities and NHS Trusts throughout the UK.

Neil WilkinsonManaging DirectorTorne & Shirmers

We have found that Bloom provides a very effective route to market for our services. Especially in cases where we have worked hard to build a relationship with the client and where a full tender process is inappropriate.

Mark SmithDirectorIgnite Consulting Limited

We became a Bloom Accredited Supplier following our attendance at the NCC supplier engagement event, this was crucial to Impeller finding out more information about Bloom and it also gave us great exposure to NCC and definitely assisted in helping us win business with them.

Nicola Halse Business Development ExecutiveImpeller Assurance & Resilience Ltd

Through Bloom and NEPRO we were able to access the right supplier in a short time frame.

Richard HowroydHead of Strategic Procurement & CommissioningBath & North East Somerset Council

Bloom helped us find suppliers in a rather niche market with the skills and expertise we required, which we would have otherwise found very difficult to source.

Colin AnsellLondon Borough of NewhamDirector of Commissioning Support Unit

We have been working in partnership with Bolton Borough Council to transform the delivery of their property services. This close collaboration combined with our expertise means together we have made sure our solution is the best for the people of Bolton.

Mark HardingPartnership DirectorRobertson Facilities Management

We were proud to support West Sussex County Council and CAPITA with their annual planning programme and help to deliver the best outcomes for the County.

Neil WilkinsonManaging DirectorTorne and Shirmers

Being a Bloom accredited supplier offers us appropriate opportunities and improves our chances of being successful. The competition process for the Invest South Tyneside project was robust, yet quick and straightforward and Gardiner Richardson is delighted to have been selected. We’ve hit the ground running and have quickly been able to begin delivering impact and results for Invest South Tyneside.

Rachel McBrydeHead of PR and contentGardner Richardson

Bloom offers access to a large community of SMEs including local and regional suppliers. Being able to easily identify appropriate suppliers available from Bloom is hugely valuable to us

South Tyneside Council

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