The landscape of procurement across higher education has evolved over the years, becoming less about driving student numbers, to really adding value to their student experience, their welfare and giving them value for money. Higher education is a decentralised environment with a stakeholder base comprised of academics and researchers.

With procurement teams costing on average just 0.4% of the total impactable spend of a university, investment in effective procurement is demonstrably money well spent.

From construction and estates management, to ICT services and business strategy, the breadth and scale of the categories on offer with Bloom means that we are the perfect partner for universities to deliver their professional services projects. Bloom have worked with over a third of the universities across the UK, delivering a wide range of project outcomes and significant savings.

Key Categories of Spend

  • Construction, Design & Engineering
  • Organisation & Change Management
  • Finance, Auditing & Accounting
  • Information, Communication Technology
  • Business Strategy

  • Marketing, Media & Communications
  • Education, Learning & Curriculum
  • Environment, Sustainability & Waste
  • Social Value & Regeneration
  • Facilities Management

If you would like to know more about each of the categories available, please view our downloadable PDF guide.

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Social Value

We understand our responsibility as we grow to build an ethical, unique and inspiring business. We align ourselves with the core issues and values that matter most to our stakeholders, ensuring that what we do fulfills the needs of current generations without compromising those of the future.

Social Value was the beginning of our journey to sustainability. It remains an integral part of who we are, reaffirming our mission to make it easier for our public sector customers to deliver on their social value goals and objectives through our marketplace. Today, we are proud to call Bloom Essential the home of sustainability and social value at Bloom.

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