It’s time to reconsider procurement traditions. Quickly.

It’s time to reconsider procurement traditions. Quickly.

Jan 15, 2018

As we start 2018 Rob Levene, Managing Director of Bloom, ponders if traditional frameworks still have a place and why public sector buyers of professional services should look to alternative compliant routes.  A lot of my thinking happens on the train in the morning. And this morning, as I sat reading “the 80 Minute MBA”, […]

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Cornwall Council acts to supports its local economy

Jan 3, 2018

In our latest case study, we share how Cornwall Council worked with Bloom to achieve strategic objectives; both improving the overall quality of professional services procurement and developing the Cornish economy. Cornwall Council chose the NEPRO neutral vendor solution through Bloom to realise a new funding opportunity, tied to local economic development. The Council was […]

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What my clients taught me in 2017

What my clients taught me in 2017

Dec 29, 2017

Adam Jacobs, Executive Chairman of Bloom, shares what he has learnt from clients this year and his thoughts on 2018’s outlook for the professional services marketplace. Ouch. That was probably my first thought when I woke up on 1 January 2017.  New Year’s Eve is always a good reason to celebrate and I may have […]

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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.

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

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