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When joining the Bloom marketplace, you are joining an ever-growing community of buyers and suppliers. Your single accreditation gives access to multiple frameworks and public sector clients looking for your skills.

As Bloom has just won the rights to the new NEPRO³ professional services framework for the next eight years, we have configured a new best-in-class procurement portal to meet the needs of our growing supplier and buyer communities.

Bloom can add new suppliers and new public sector buyers at any time, throughout the UK. Through Bloom, you can be appointed directly and compliantly, or included in a competitive tender. Joining the Bloom marketplace is free – you can register today without any fee and be on the radar for opportunities – and you will receive full access to our buyer and category list, guides and resources to win business. We have lots of resources available to help you, including marketing support, our dedicated supplier management team and supplier relationship managers.

Pro-vide 2.0 has been uniquely configured to support our new procurement solution NEPRO³, as well as our other procurement frameworks (including ADIRA), both now and in the future.

Suppliers will experience a range of improvements, some of which include:

  • Improved functionality for suppliers to showcase their offering to increase the likelihood of being shortlisted, including service offering capabilities, professional qualifications and accreditation.
  • Simplified registration and accreditation process, with significantly fewer steps.
  • Greater transparency with new interactive and customisable user dashboards.

NEPRO³ is an OJEU compliant procurement framework that was set up to help the UK public sector buy and manage specialist professional services, whilst achieving better outcomes and improving value for money. Bloom has been the UK’s exclusive operator of the NEPRO solution on behalf of NEPO since its original inception in 2012. NEPRO³ is the third evolution of the solution and will build on the successes to date, as the only procurement framework of its kind within the UK public sector marketplace.

Through operating the NEPRO solution we have gained vast amounts of knowledge, expertise and data; all of which have been utilised to ensure Pro-vide 2.0 offers a best in class platform for our buyer and supplier communities.

Having already completed over 5,500 projects on behalf of the UK public sector, NEPRO³ and Pro-vide 2.0 will allow Bloom to further open up procurement to our community of buyers and suppliers. Ensuring the best outcomes for all.

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what our clients say about us

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

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.

Senior Procurement & Contracts ManagerCumbria County Council

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