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

Advertising and Communications Professional Services

This framework offers customers a quick, simple and competitive route to procure advertising solutions.


Agency Staff Professional Services

The framework is a vendor neutral managed service for the supply of temporary agency workers.


Children & Adults' Barristers Professional Services

A regional solution for the supply of Children and Adults' Barristers Services.


Election & Electoral Registration Printing Professional Services

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


Insurance Services Professional Services

A framework for a wide range of insurance services, insurance brokerage services and support services relating to the insurance market.


Legal Services Professional Services

A framework for the provision of external specialist legal advice


NEPO Portal Professional Services

A contract for a hosted e-procurement solution


NEPRO (Specialist Professional Services) Professional Services

A framework for the provision of a vendor neutral managed service for specialist professional services


Office Supplies Professional Services

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


Prepaid Card Accounts Professional Services

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


Print & Specialist Paper Professional Services

A framework for the supply and delivery of a range of printing and specialist papers that are commonly used in public sector organisations.


Strategic Analysis System Professional Services

The Strategic Analysis System provides an innovative and intuitive spend analysis solution for use by procurement professionals and service based colleagues.


Training Professional Services

This solution is in the early stages of development, this page will be updated as the procurement process progresses.


Translation and Interpreting Services Professional Services

A solution for a range of interpreting and translation services.


Travel Management Professional Services

The solution covers the provision of a managed travel service for the purpose of booking all rail and air travel tickets, all hotel accommodation and other requirements related to business travel.



Alison Simpson
Regional Category Specialist


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Professional Services News & Events

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.