7 tips to procure the design team you want at the speed you need

7 tips to procure the design team you want at the speed you need

Jul 23, 2018

7 tips to procure the design team you want at the speed you need According to a recent article in The Times, “One of the most high-profile phenomena of the 21st-century higher education landscape is large-scale, large-budget expansion projects.” This was a reference to a 2017 report by the Higher Education Funding Council for England […]

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Bloom executive team news

Jul 13, 2018

We’re delighted to welcome Richard Beattie to the Bloom team as Chief Operating Officer. Richard has 25 years of procurement and supply chain expertise from a variety of sectors including FMCG, consulting, automotive and aerospace. Richard has held Procurement Director roles at Cadbury where he led the UK & Ireland and Asia Pacific teams. At Royal Mail, […]

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Bloom supports Ealing Council’s Employee Awards 2018

Bloom supports Ealing Council’s Employee Awards 2018

Jul 12, 2018

Bloom is proud to have recently supported the ‘Future Ealing Transformation Award’ at the Ealing Council’s Employee Awards 2018. These awards recognise and reward employees of Ealing Council who have innovated to deal with challenges in a new way, delivering transformed services and improved lives for the residents of Ealing. David Shields, CEO of Bloom said, “Delivering […]

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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

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

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