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In Case You Missed It … Procurement and Supply Market Roundup

We can't comment on every press release that hits our desks, but here are a few market news stories this week that we thought we […]

Breaking News! Bloom Launches UK’s First Public-Sector-Dedicated S2P Platform

In exciting news today, Bloom Procurement Services, in partnership with JAGGAER, has launched the UK’s first source-to-pay procurement solution specifically for the public sector. Since […]

Myth Busting at Capita

If you’ve not spent any time with Kieran Sullivan, then you should. Kieran works for Capita Procurement Solutions (CPS), a procurement business of Capita PLC, […]

Public Spend Forum – Public Procurement Highlights from this Week

Public Spend Forum (PSF) is a public sector procurement global community and market intelligence platform dedicated to improving public procurement and the public sector market. It […]

What’s Behind Bloom’s Rapid Growth – People, Process and Plans (Part 3)

In our two previous articles, here and here, we looked at our recent visit to Newcastle to meet David Shields and some of his new […]

What’s Behind Bloom’s Rapid Growth – People, Process and Plans (Part 2)

In part 1, we looked at what David Shields, the recently appointed Chief Executive of Bloom Procurement Services, is doing to improve the way in […]

What’s Behind Bloom’s Rapid Growth – People, Process and Plans (Part 1)

We interviewed David Shields back in June, just after he joined Bloom Procurement Services as Group Chief Executive. Three months on, and following announcements of […]

Top IT Execs Move to “the Toon” as Bloom Extends Tech Capability

We recently reported that Bloom Procurement Services who operate the NEPO procurement services framework for the public sector has recruited its first Chief Technology Officer, […]

CCS Management Consultancy Framework – New Lots Announced

Yesterday, Crown Commercial Service announced the result of the tenders for the Lots that form the Management Consultancy Framework Two (MCF2). You may remember some […]

Down the Procurement Pub with Jaggaer, the NHS, Deloitte, 4C/Scanmarket and Fickle Friends

My colleague Nancy Clinton and I had a very pleasant lunch yesterday with the Jaggaer team - Richard Hogg, Julian Kulkarni and Joey Lai (who […]

Announcing the CPC Consultancy Category Management Maturity Survey

We covered the work of the Consultancy Procurement Council (CPC) and their first very successful  summit in the Spring. CPC is the “a peer learning […]

David Shields Is Back … Bloom Bags Public Procurement Big-Hitter

We met up for the first time in several years with David Shields last week. Earlier this decade, he was the Managing Director of Government […]