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 believe that social value outcomes should be at the heart of procurement. Through our dynamic marketplace of suppliers we are proud to support you to open up your procurement opportunities to all 3rd sector organisations – SMEs, mutuals, charities, and social enterprises. ​

Our solution delivers impact to local economies, allowing you to select local suppliers to deliver your projects, harnessing the finest talent from across the public, private and voluntary sectors.

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