- Don't see a defined functionality reflected in the software?

In Mercell Source-to-Contract, Business Process Management (BPM) largely determines the way a tender can be set up. At the start of each tender, the user selects a process. Administrators can have features activated or modified by getting in touch with their account manager at Mercell.


- Since September 16, 2021 the Negometrix4 platform has a new name: Mercell Source-to-Contract. Read more about it here.


- Mercell Source-to-Contract has two tender management modules: version Portal and version Mercell Source-to-Contract.

Learn how to recognize which version your organization is using here.


January 5, 2022

This update includes the following: 


Tender management (version Mercell Source-to-Contract)

  • Price-quality ratio improvements
  • Manage the default formula settings in the BPM
  • Rollback of the vault opening
  • Visibility of content of a tender on the published tender

Supplier management

  • Improvements in communication around statements


Tender management (version Mercell Source-to-Contract)

Price-quality ratio improvements

Previously, buyers set the price-quality ratio via round settings. Next, the buyer distributed points in the questionnaires and price lists. From now on, the price-quality ratio is calculated automatically based on the points set in the questionnaires and price lists. The way the information is presented has also been improved.


Management of default formula settings in the BPM

In Mercell Source-to-Contract, Business Process Management (BPM) largely determines the way a tender can be set up. At the start of each tender, the buyer chooses a process from one or more options.


There is now the option to set the default formula for each process. The default setting remains the point system, but can be adjusted for your organization. Your administrator can submit a request through your account manager at Mercell.


Reversing the vault opening

Opening the vault with submitted offers is irreversible. However, from now on it is possible to activate in the BPM that a vault opening can be reversed. For all other BPMs, this is turned off but could be activated by submitting a request through your account manager at Mercell. The features has only been activated for private organizations in the process "Request for offers without direct access". 


Visibility of the contents of a tender on the published tender

A published tender, in addition to TenderNed or TED, is also published on the published tenders page of Mercell Source-to-Contract. The content of the tender is now better displayed and easier for interested suppliers to download. The previous update already brought some improvements.


Supplier Management

Improvements in communication around statements.

Messages that are sent between suppliers and vendor managers can now be found in External (on the vendor manager side) and in Messages (on supplier side). As soon as a statement is rejected or approved, the vendor manager is notified.