Professional Services

Solutions Professional Services

NEPO's Professional Services category provides members with a range of value for money, expertly procured solutions, including our award winning Agency Staff solution.

Professional Services Frameworks

Agency Staff Professional Services

The Solution offers a compliant and efficient route to manage all temporary agency resourcing requirements. This is a sole supplier solution managed by a neutral vendor managed service, GRI.


Early Payment Service Professional Services

NEPO521 Early Payment Service is available to UK public sector organisations. Oxygen Finance are the sole supplier to the solution.


Election & Electoral Registration Printing Professional Services

The framework covers both election and electoral registration print requirements to North East members.


Insurance Brokerage & Associated Services Professional Services

NEPO in collaboration with YPO and ESPO have created a compliant and efficient route to procuring insurance cover.


Insurance Placement Dynamic Purchasing System Professional Services

NEPO in collaboration with YPO and ESPO have created a compliant and efficient route to procuring insurance cover


Legal Services Professional Services

A framework for the provision of external specialist legal advice


NEPRO³ (Specialist Professional Services) Professional Services

NEPRO³ offers UK public sector organisations a compliant and efficient route to appointing specialist professional services and consultancy.


Office Supplies Professional Services

A framework for the provision of office supplies including, but not restricted to, computer consumables, desktop stationery and copier paper


Open (The complete technology solution for your e-Procurement value chain) Professional Services

NEPO is reviewing options to deliver a fully integrated commissioning and procurement system to lead in the digital transformation of public procurement.


Prepaid Card Accounts Professional Services

This solution provides public sector organisations with an alternative method of managing their cash disbursements and budget monitoring.


Training Professional Services

NEPO has established a Dynamic Purchasing System for External Training Provision


Translation and Interpreting Services Professional Services

A solution for a range of interpreting and translation services.


Travel Management Services Professional Services

NEPO507 covers the provision of a travel management service for the booking of rail and air travel as well as hotel accommodation and other requirements related to business travel.


Volume Cut Sized Copier Paper & Production/Specialist Paper Professional Services

This framework offers the wider public sector the opportunity to select paper stock from the most competitively priced supplier catalogues and purchase of higher volume or bespoke requirements through the mini competition process.



Carl Telford
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Professional Services News & Events

14th November 2019

Tender Opportunity: Travel Management Service

NEPO has issued an ITT for a new solution covering the provision of a Travel Management Service.

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7th November 2019

£6million of North of Tyne funds for improving adult education

Bidding on £6million of North of Tyne funds for improving adult education will commence in November 2019.

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21st October 2019

Insurance Customer Insight Event and Webinars

NEPO is supporting a customer insight day and webinars for public sector colleagues involved in the procurement of insurance.

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8th October 2019

​NEPO launches solution for copier and print-room paper

NEPO has awarded a nationally-available framework agreement for the supply of both standard copier paper and specialist papers used by print rooms.

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1st October 2019

NEPO launches Legal Services solution

NEPO has launched a nationally-available solution for public sector organisations to access legal services.

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5th September 2019

NEPO and Bloom unveil third iteration of multi-billion pound procurement solution

NEPO has launched the third iteration of its specialist professional services procurement solution NEPRO, appointing Bloom Procurement Services as the exclusive operator.

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23rd August 2019

NEPRO delivery partner Bloom announce that suppliers can now register on the upgraded technology platform Pro-vide 2.0

Suppliers can now register for our new and improved technology platform Pro-vide 2.0. This new platform will allow us to deliver the best procurement route for suppliers and buyers alike.

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3rd July 2019

NEPRO³ awarded to Bloom

NEPO is pleased to announce that Bloom has been appointed as delivery partner to the multi-billion-pound NEPRO³ specialist professional services solution.

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21st March 2019

​NEPO launch regional solution for the appointment of external training providers

NEPO has launched a new solution to help North East public sector bodies identify and appoint external training providers.

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13th February 2019

Job Vacancy: System Integration Project (SIP) Specialist

Join the NEPO team as Systems Integration Project (SIP) Specialist.

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30th January 2019

Supplier event: Delivering professional services via NEPRO

Learn how to win professional services business with the public sector in the North East via NEPRO,

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24th January 2019

Market Consultation Event: Legal Services

Takes place Tuesday 5 February in Newcastle upon Tyne

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14th November 2018

​NEPRO included in ‘Deals for Schools’

NEPRO, the neutral vendor solution for specialist professional services, has been included in DfE's list of recommended deals for schools.

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17th October 2018

Want to supply professional services to the public sector?

​Learn how to win professional services business with the public sector in the North East

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11th September 2018

​NEPO awards £120M contract for Temporary Agency Staff to GRI

NEPO has appointed GRI to deliver a vendor neutral managed service for temporary agency staff. The solution will be available for use by the wider public sector.

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1st August 2018

External Training Provision Market Consultation: Presentations Available

The presentations from the market consultation event held 2 July for External Training Provision

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11th July 2018

​New website for NEPRO, the neutral vendor solution for specialist professional services

A new and improved website has been launched for NEPRO, the neutral vendor solution for specialist professional services.

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29th May 2018

NEPO seeks supplier for Temporary Agency Workers

NEPO has issued an Invitation to Tender for a Vendor Neutral Managed Service for Temporary Agency Workers.

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29th March 2018

NEPO recognised in national GO Awards shortlist

NEPO has been shortlisted across four categories in the national GO Awards 2018

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28th March 2018

LocalGov on the benefits of using NEPRO

Rob Levene, Executive Director at Bloom explains how local authorities are reaping the benefits of an alternative approach to buying professional services in a recent article with LocalGov

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21st February 2018

Market Engagement Event for Providers of Training Services

Newcastle City Council is holding an engagement event for providers of training services on Thursday 8 March (9.00 to 11.00) in Newcastle.

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30th January 2018

Case Study: County Durham Housing Group

A case study about County Durham Housing Group's usage of NEPO's Office Supplies solution

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25th January 2018

NEPO shortlisted for Public Finance Innovation Award

NEPO is delighted to have been shortlisted for a Public Finance Innovation Award for its work on NEPRO.

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2nd January 2018

Insurance Services: £200k savings for Sunderland City Council

Sunderland City Council have reported annual savings of £200K through a long-term agreement using the Insurance Services solution

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1st January 2018

NEPO shortlisted for two prestigious awards

NEPO’s innovative approach to procuring specialist professional services has been shortlisted for two prestigious awards; LGC Awards (Innovation category) and Public Finance Innovation Awards (Good Governance category)

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2nd October 2017

A compliant route to appoint specialist professional services

NEPRO provides Associate Members with a compliant route to appoint specialist professional services.

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19th September 2017

NEPO’s regional procurement for Library Books is underway

NEPO has issued an Invitation to Tender (ITT) for the provision of library books. The deadline for responses is 12 noon Wednesday 18 October 2017.

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12th April 2017

Insurance Services Insight Days

A series of insight events for public sector organisations interested in using the Insurance Services (RM3731) framework will take place in May, June and September.

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29th March 2017

NEPO's Approach to IR35

Steven Sinclair, Head of Procurement at NEPO, describes NEPO's approach to IR35 intermediaries legislation.

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22nd March 2017

NEPRO Ltd rebrands to Bloom

The organisation formerly known as NEPRO Ltd has revealed that the company will be rebranded to Bloom to support its vision of opening up procurement.

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28th February 2017

NEPO shortlisted for Recruiter Awards 2017

NEPO is delighted to have been shortlisted in the Recruiter Awards 2017 for the 'Outstanding Outsourced Recruitment Organisation' category.

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1st December 2016

New Solution Awarded: Prepaid Card Accounts

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20th September 2016

Travel Management Services Solution Awarded by NEPO

NEPO has awarded a new solution for Travel Management Services to Click Travel Ltd.

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6th September 2016

NEPO publish 'Buyers Guide to NEPRO'

NEPO has published a short guide to help public sector buyers fully understand NEPRO - our innovative solution for the procurement of professional services.

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31st August 2016

NEPRO Users' Conference

On 28 September 2016, NEPRO Ltd is hosting a one-day conference for its clients (taking place at the British Library, London).

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25th July 2016

Insurance Services II Customer Insight Day (Sunderland)

This free event will provide public sector colleagues with guidance, knowledge and support on making decisions around insurance service procurement.

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20th May 2016

NEPO and de Poel Win National Award

The North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO) in partnership with de Poel have just been added to the list of National Outsourcing Association (NOA) Professional Award winners, beating the likes of Capita and NHS SBS & Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust to scoop a prestigious accolade for excellence in public sector outsourcing.

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Professional Services Resources

Guide to NEPRO

A buyers guide to NEPRO, the Neutral Vendor solution for specialist professional services.

Case Study - County Durham Housing Group achieve savings with NEPO's Office Supplies solution

This case study describes how County Durham Housing Group has made operational improvements, reduced time-consuming activities and lowered spend by 20%, thanks to their use of NEPO’s Office Supplies solution.

Introduction to NEPRO3

This guide provides an introduction to NEPRO3, a public sector solution for the appointment of professional services

NTCA Procurement Adult Education Budget Event Oct 2019

Presentation delivered by NEPO at NTCA Adult Education Budget event Oct 2019