Effective procurement is becoming more important for local government as we see demand for services increase, while resources are reduced year on year. By using innovative approaches council procurement teams can deliver better outcomes and value for money for residents, as well as maximising social value for their communities.

Many councils and combined authorities are already working with Bloom. Our managed service gives them full control and visibility of each project, a high level of risk management through an outcome-driven approach, and exceptional value, with average savings of between 11 and 19% on project completion.

Digital Transformation

The COVID-19 crisis has accelerated the need for digital transformation within the public sector. This includes the need to mobilise business continuity planning rapidly, and securely implement remote working capabilities. A once perceived medium-term goal is now an immediate necessity to ensure continuation of service delivery.

As local authorities explore digital transformation opportunities that generate cost savings, shared service centres and self-serve options will become pivotal to drive efficiencies. Our supply chain can offer end-to-end solutions from initial diagnostic work, to identify needs and opportunities through discovery and feasibility studies, to the migration from legacy systems and the rollout of self-service tools into local authorities. All of our supplier partners will ensure all data and information processed is handled in a safe and compliant manner.

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Social Care

UK public sector organisations are coming under growing pressure to manage the increasing demand for adult and children’s social care services. Local authorities have been tasked with creating a service that is fit for purpose despite facing significant external pressures and funding constraints.

Our outcomes based model allows us to deliver a fully managed end to end service delivering efficiency and cost savings for your organisation. From initial social care diagnostic work, through to the implementation of new technology and deployment of social workers, our category experts work with you to develop a gold-standard specification that draws upon our learnings across the sector.

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Key Categories of Spend

  • Construction, Design & Engineering
  • Organisational & Change Management
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Information, Communication Technology
  • Business Strategy
  • Finance, Audit & Accounting
  • Social Value & Regeneration
  • Highways & Transport
  • Housing & Community
  • Social Care

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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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