IR35 investigations start

Sep 22, 2017

Some of our clients have told us this week that HMRC has written to them asking for IR35-related data. In particular the focus seems to be on substitution clauses and working practices on the ground, reflecting contracts outside of IR35. At Bloom our position is very clear. Contracts outside of IR35 are for services. Not […]

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Bloom client conferences 2017

Sep 22, 2017

Join us for our annual client conferences for the chance to hear new insights on professional services procurement, including the trends we’re seeing, best practice and case studies from other Bloom buyers and suppliers. Our theme this year is Procurement as a force for change.   Location 17th October 2017                    […]

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Talking with Number 10

Jul 25, 2017

  There are many things that drive innovation and collaboration is certainty one of them.  I’ve been a senior procurement professional in and around the public sector for many years.  And this is one of the clearest lessons I’ve learnt: innovation happens best when a group of passionate people work together. Collaboration is at the […]

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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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