It’s easy to get started with Bloom. Start by registering on Pro-vide 2.0; our cloud-based project management system. Pro-vide 2.0 is our hub where public sector buyers and professional services suppliers come together to manage and report on projects.
As part of our commitment to SMEs, we have made the Pro-vide 2.0 registration process quick and easy. Registration will only take a short time.
To become a Bloom Accredited Supplier on Pro-vide 2.0, you need to register and complete your Basic profile. Once complete this will be assessed by Bloom and you will receive confirmation within 5 working days of your Bloom Accredited Supplier status. This will give you access to all Bloom procurement frameworks and give you the opportunity to be shortlisted for projects. Bloom will then contact you via email when there is a procurement project suitable for you.
To be able to win work on individual frameworks you will need to ensure your Extended profile is complete. Within this section you will be asked to upload your Professional Indemnity Insurance and provide relevant case studies and references. If you are registering under the Construction, Design & Engineering category you will also need to upload health & safety policy documents.
You don’t need to complete your extended profile section until you receive an Invitation to Tender (ITT).
Pro-Vide 2.0 will enable Bloom to open up further procurement opportunities for suppliers and buyers alike, whilst providing greater control, transparency and a compliant route to market.
Please note: Pro-vide 2.0 is our new and upgraded platform which supports all Bloom procurement frameworks.
We are in the process of migrating all buying organisations onto our new platform via a phased approach – this will take place between September 2019 and December 2019.
Some current projects will still be managed on our legacy system Pro-vide, until the project migration exercise is complete.
As a new supplier you may also need to register on Pro-vide if the buying organisation you are working with is still using this platform to manage their projects.
If you are currently working with one of our buying organisations, please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org to check if you need to register on Pro-vide.
If you are a buyer and do not have an existing Pro-vide 2.0 account, please email Bloom at email@example.com and our customer onboarding team will help your organisation get started.
If you’re a buyer or a supplier, talk to us today about how we can work together and keep opening up procurement.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Through Bloom and NEPRO we were able to access the right supplier in a short time frame.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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