Social housing providers are coming under increased pressure through a mix of demand outstripping supply, government legislation and a change in population. Government policies such as Universal Credit, the 1% rent reduction and the extension of Right to Buy have put this sector under financial strain. The Office for National Statistics projects the UK population will grow by 3.6 million over the next 10 years passing 70 million by 2029 so the demand for social housing will come under even more pressure.

Having worked with some of the largest housing associations in the UK, Bloom understands these pressures. We allow overstretched procurement teams to focus on strategic issues, adding more benefit to their association as a result. We have helped these customers to procure professional services across all categories such as ICT, Construction and Fire Safety Inspections.

Key Categories of Spend

  • Construction, Design & Engineering
  • Business Strategy
  • Information, Communication Technology
  • Organisation & Change Management
  • Housing & Community

  • Planning & Development Control
  • Asset Management & Delivery
  • Marketing, Media & Communications
  • Education, Learning & Curriculum
  • Health & Wellbeing

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

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Case Study | Bath and North East Somerset Council & Peopletoo

Bath & North East Somerset Council were looking to analyse the effectiveness of its facilities management, maintenance, construction, business support and property investment activities, to make improvements and to assess whether they had the right level of resources and structure in place.

Recognising the need for an external appraisal, Bath & North East Somerset Council approached the Bloom marketplace to identify a supplier capable of delivering an insightful options appraisal and benchmarking capability to inform the future strategic decisions of the council.

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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. ‚Äč

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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