NEPRO for schools and academies

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

The NEPRO framework is exclusively operated by Bloom Procurement Services.

Managed Procurement Services for schools and academies

At Bloom, our proposition for Education is simple: We are public sector procurement experts, so you don’t need to be. We take care of everything you need to deliver your projects on time and within budget. We have deep subject matter, category expertise and a wide and growing supply chain to cover all of your requirements.

We provide NEPRO – the cost-effective and compliant route for the procurement of professional services. School Buyers can choose from thousands of providers via a pre-accredited supply chain.

NEPRO is the only DFE recommended professional services deal for schools and academies.

With 19 categories of spend available, we help school management focus on business services including transformation, finance, ICT and HR. We provide advisors specifically for schools, to help with:

  • Business Strategy
  • Construction, Design and Engineering
  • Educational and Curriculum
  • Environmental Health and Consumer Protection
  • Environment, Sustainability and Waste
  • Facilities Management
  • Finance, Audit and Accounting
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Information, Communication and Technology
  • Marketing, Media and Communications
  • Organisational and Change Management
  • Planning and Development Control
  • Safeguarding
  • School Management and Improvement Support
  • Social Value and Regeneration


Our dedicated education team offer a hands-on approach and will visit your school to define
your exact requirements and guide you through the process.

Contact Our Education Team

Benefits for schools and academies – at a glance

In addition to providing full control and visibility, risk management and value for money, schools and academies benefit from:

  • Ongoing support from our dedicated education team to create quality specifications
  • Access to a network of over 6,500 pre-accredited suppliers, vetted against strict criteria, to deliver projects across 19 categories of spend
  • New and previous suppliers can be added to the network at any time
  • A fast, efficient and compliant service; Bloom can take you from first contact to professional services on-site in as little as ten days
  • Manage all projects via our easy-to-use web-based platform Pro-vide 2.0
  • Full control and transparency with regular project updates and reports to ensure your milestones are achieved
  • Management Information via a tailored dashboard providing data relating to usage, project categories, contract awards and savings
  • On average, buyers using NEPRO save between 11% and 19% against budget

These benefits are all delivered through our web-based platform Pro-vide 2.0. The platform is easy to use for non-procurement professionals within the school administration.

Managing risk

NEPRO is fully compliant, which means that school buyers can choose from thousands of providers via a pre-accredited supply chain. All contractual obligations are defined and agreed upfront, providing peace of mind, an audit trail and full transparency.  That means risk is mitigated and quality assured.

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