The innovation you need in buying and managing professional services.

A neutral vendor approach for the public sector

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NEPRO is the fast, OJEU compliant, cost effective way for schools and academies to buy and manage professional services.


NEPRO is the faster, compliant alternative to traditional public sector frameworks for specialist professional services and consultancy.

It’s a neutral vendor approach developed by NEPO that brings benefits to buyers and suppliers of professional services for 20 categories, available across the UK.

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NEPRO neutral vendor benefits

The neutral vendor approach is established in some markets but is an innovation in professional services.

A neutral vendor helps clients source goods and services. It acts as a single point of contact for clients with no affiliation or interest in any one supplier.

With NEPRO, the benefits are clear for both buyers and suppliers of professional services.


Available across the public sector

NEPRO is available across the UK public sector, having been initially developed for NEPO’s member authorities. By taking associate membership, any public sector organisation can use this solution, with no cost to access.

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Buyers and suppliers can benefit from NEPRO’s compliant approach to meeting the public sector’s specialist professional service requirements.

Bloom was appointed to deliver the solution as single supplier following a competitive tender process from December 2015 for a period of four years.

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