NEPRO for schools and academies

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

NEPRO is the only DfE-approved framework for consultancy services.

Managed Procurement Services for schools and academies

As NEPRO delivery partner, Bloom, are public sector procurement experts, so you don’t need to be Through NEPRO you can rest assured that Bloom will take care of everything you need to deliver your projects on time and within budget. Bloom have deep subject matter, category expertise and a wide and growing supply chain to cover all of your requirements.

Through NEPRO, 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 20 categories of spend available, NEPRO helps 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


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 delivery partner Bloom, to create quality specifications
  • Access to a network of over 6,500 pre-accredited suppliers, vetted against strict criteria, to deliver projects across 20 categories of spend
  • New and previous suppliers can be added to the network at any time
  • A fast, efficient and compliant service; through NEPRO you can award your contract in 13 days
  • Manage all projects via Bloom’s 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 Bloom’s 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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