Automated Sourcing

Automatic allocation to the preferred supplier for goods/services at agreed contract rate.

Automated Sourcing screen shot showing a selected primary supplier and four secondary suppliers.

Automated Sourcing product screen shot

The In-tend Automated Sourcing module uses Approved Suppliers Lists organised by postcode to drive requisition allocation, minimising the time spent from request through to sourcing.

Time governed response parameter can be configured on each requirement to ensure maximum flexibility depending on requirement.

Provision rates are stored against an area so the supplier can operate up to 4 different rates within a specific area, which could be unique from any other area they work in.

This system can be run in conjunction with or completely independently from your current e-Procurement system.

  • Allow a streamlined management of requirement allocation.
  • Use requirement postcode to drive relevant approved providers.
  • Preferred providers within a postcode area can be notified of a requirement and given priority to provide against the opportunity.
  • Input requirement details manually, or automate this via an API.

Sector-specific solutions

No matter whether you operate in a single sector or across multiple provision areas, our automated sourcing module can help you to streamline the allocation of product or service requirements. Due to the flexibility build into the In-tend platform we can tailor the solution to your organisation and requirements, ensuring the time taken to the allocation of regularly purchased goods or services is managed efficiently and effectively.

Local Authorities

Automatic allocation of Adult Care cases from approved supplier lists. Transport Service Management for Authority provided for coach, bus and taxi routes.

Requirements can drawn in via automated connection to care management system.

Housing Associations

Management of emergency and routine service and repair provision for housing stock.

Connection to your ERP system to ensure active tracking of supplier spend.


Utilise the automated processing to manage frequently purchase low value items and spend against commodity requirements.

Ensure tail spend from self managed departments is tracked and retained for audit purposes.


Allocation of repair and infrastructure maintenance services using process and contract driven wizard.

Procurement Consultancies

Work with your clients to manage providers across product categories and supply areas.

Time saving allocation of requirements allow more time be spent on sourcing and supply chain management.

Healthcare Services

Streamline supplier lists and management of service provision for ad-hoc and contract procurements using automated processes and tiered provider lists. Assist under resourced teams in the allocation of requirements using the automated supplier sourcing.

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Private Sector

Manage commodity spend and improve efficiency of the procurement team whilst maintaining the records of departmental spend and supplier activity against department and category.

Ensure a competitive environment is in place for supplier categories, with the ability to manage category suppliers moving between, preferred, secondary and reserve suppliers.


Maintenance and commodity purchases can all be managed in a streamlined and time saving manner by using the wizard driven process.