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Are you getting value from your existing software asset management (SAM) solution?  

Is your SAM Solution failing to live up to expectations, either as a consequence of poor support, technical efficacy or both? Are you feeling hand-tied by your contractual obligations, unable to take remedial action until the time comes to renew?

Call to action: This simple guide will help you determine the value you’re receiving from your existing SAM program, whether or not you’re realising all the potential benefits and – if you aren’t – what your available options are.

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SME Supplier Locator update...

UK Government and public sector spend with SME’s is continually on the increase and by 2020, it is the stated intent of Cabinet Office that £1 of every £3 spent on government contracts goes to SME’s. The past 5 years have seen government make a priority of getting money through its supply chain into the hands of SMEs, by both setting targets and introducing new procurement mechanisms.

Against this backdrop, the WiredGov Supplier Locator service has been developed specifically to embrace the SME Agenda and provide the ideal platform for SME’s to promote their services, solutions, accreditation and success stories directly to our ever increasing audience across all government and public sector verticals and Tier 1 suppliers.

Recent arrivals to the SME Supplier Locator service include:

Opera PR & Communications

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 More contributions to the Brexit process

Still a ‘hot topic’, with widely spread views, for those who put fingers to keyboard in order to ‘share their views’:

Researched Links:

Brexit microsite (Information about the Article 50 process and our negotiations for a new partnership with the EU)

DExEU:  Programme: EU-UK Article 50 Negotiations, Brussels, 6-9 February 2018

BEIS:  Open letter to business on Implementation Period

10DS:  PM meeting with Prime Minister Ratas: 30 January 2018

HMRC:  Getting ready for the Customs Declaration Service

Brexit: EC receives mandate to begin negotiations with the UK on transitional arrangements

Statement by Michel Barnier

Impact of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU – EUTMs and RCDs

PC&PE:  Financial services industry needs clarity on post-Brexit market access, says Committee

PC&PE:  Brexit - energy security report published

PC&PE:  EU (Withdrawal) Bill needs amending to make it constitutionally acceptable

PC&PE:  Opportunity for a more effective competition regime post-Brexit

ScotGov:  Brexit threat to aid priorities

WAG:  Finance Secretary encouraged by discussions with peers as Brexit Bill enters 2nd reading in House of Lords

NHS Confederation:  Supplies of medicines could be disrupted when UK leaves EU – (NHS Confederation - Brexit is set to make recruitment more difficult says the Mental Health Network

PX:  Immigration After Brexit

Open Europe:  The Brexit regulation debate pits short-term disruption against future prosperity

IEA:  Leaked Brexit analysis fails to break new ground

IEA analysis shows systemic bias against ‘Leave’ supporters on flagship BBC political programmes

CBI: Transition agreement must be signed & sealed by end of March

 

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What We Offer

We deliver the NEPRO solution, run by NEPO. It’s a fully OJEU compliant procurement offering that is auditable at every step, from business case, to approvals, to supplier performance. Our role is to manage successful outcomes so you only pay us, and a supplier from our community of more than 4,000 suppliers, when the job is delivered to your expectations.

From small projects to total delivery solutions, buyers can choose to run a mini competition, or appoint a specific supplier. New suppliers are joining our community week in, week out, so if you have bespoke needs, we can new source suppliers to meet them.

And if you need to move fast, Bloom can take you from first contact to professional services on-site in as little as ten days.

Our process begins with your brief, which we’ll help you create, getting you off on the right foot. We’ll then present you with a selection of the most relevant suppliers that meet your needs, allowing you to choose without any sales pressure.  Download our guide to Bloom to find out more.

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More opportunities for suppliers, big or small

As a supplier, signing up with us is simple. You begin by using our cloud-based system Pro-Vide, to give us initial contact details about your business and begin registration.

From there, we’ll take you through an accreditation process to become part of our supplier community and once your accreditation is approved, you’ll have immediate access to the countless opportunities we manage for the public sector.

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Transparency and Governance

We know that budgets are shrinking, and evolving requirements mean the need to access expert external advice, often at short notice. But whether you’re a procurement professional or a service user, there are key things that are crucial to delivering any project.

At Bloom, we offer fast access to the most relevant suppliers. With fully transparent governance, robust reporting and efficient budget control, you get the cast iron delivery assurance that’s at the heart of our service.

Bloom is committed to effective governance, so our complete IT infrastructure has been separately certified as part of the UK Government Cyber Essentials scheme.  A growing number of Bloom suppliers are also Cyber Essentials certified.

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Compliance and Accreditation – a process you can trust

Our rigorous accreditation process makes sure all supplier documentation is in place. It’s all taken care of by us because we are the link between buyers and suppliers. That means everyone can concentrate on delivering the job, not worrying about the paperwork.

With Bloom, you get more supplier choice and control. Through our network of more than 4,000 suppliers, you can confidently support more local and SME businesses, all available alongside the best national providers.

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Get the results you need, fast

At Bloom, we pride ourselves on getting you the support you need, as quickly as you need it.

On average we can run a mini-competition with consultants in place in around 20 days. That compares to around 100 days via traditional procurement routes.

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Giving you real time control

There’s many reasons why control is important in procurement.  You want to control spend and know who is buying, for what and why.

Engaging professional services suppliers can also bring complexity not seen with other categories such as reputational risk and under the radar projects.  This means you need to have a complete picture of your professional services projects and budgets supported by robust governance.

And recent changes to off-payroll tax rules affecting contractors make the need for control even more important than ever.  Our management information gives what you need so you’ll always know which suppliers are working for you, where, for how long, and all in real time.

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