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Professional services

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 […]

Sir Humphrey Explains the CCS Consulting Framework

(With thanks as ever to Jonathan Lynn and Peter Jay, the brilliant writers of the immortal BBC comedies Yes Minister and Yes, Prime Minister).   […]

New Crown Commercial Service Consultancy Framework – What Will Drive Value?

Last week, the Crown Commercial Service (the UK government’s central procurement arm) finally issued the tender documents for the remaining “Lots” that form their management […]

NEPO – Successful Regional Procurement Collaboration Comes Of Age (Part 3)

In the final part of our series on NEPO – the North East Procurement Organisation – we will take a look at one of the […]

Ensuring that NHS Professional Services Spend Delivers Value

This is another in our series of articles relating to good practice in terms of procurement of consulting and related services, published in conjunction with […]

NHS Consultancy Spend – Is It Really A Waste Of Money?

The NHS seems to have been cropping up on our radar for a number of different reasons in the recent days, and one very interesting […]

Buying Professional Services – Bloom’s Event Heralds Procurement as a Force for Change

Bloom, who help the public sector buy and manage professional services better (and operate the NEPRO Specialist Professional Services neutral vendor solution on behalf of […]

Working With Smaller Professional Services Firms – Some Myths Dispelled

This is another in our series of articles relating to good practice in terms of procurement of consulting and related services, published in conjunction with […]

Six Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your Consultant (Part 2)

This is another in our series of articles relating to good practice in terms of procurement of consulting and related services, published in conjunction with […]

Six Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your Consultant (Part 1)

This is another in our series of articles relating to good practice in terms of procurement of consulting and related services, published in conjunction with […]

Exclusive – Lot 1 of Crown Commercial Service Consultancy Framework Scrapped

We picked up last week that the Crown Commercial Service framework for Management Consultancy services has run into problems. An email was sent out to […]

Bloom Services on IR35 and Contracting With Consultants for Outcomes & Deliverables

We have now read much of the Taylor review “Good Work” which discusses the employment market and new ways of working. There is a lot […]