Doing business with the Vela Group
Welcome to the Vela Group Procurement Processes
Procurement is a function that is now provided under the group arrangement which offers substantial benefits, including greater buying power leading to better value for money for customers.
As part of our commitment to be open, transparent and fair in advertising, evaluating, awarding and entering into contracts for the provision of services, goods and works, the Vela Group has chosen an e-Tendering Solution called In-Tend, which we consider will not only provide good value to us but also to you as one of our potential suppliers.
In-Tend is a fully web-based e-tendering system and is used to advertise requirements for services, goods and works being sought by the Group. It will allow suppliers to express an interest in contract opportunities that are posted to the system by the Procurement Department.
The system helps in the secure transfer of documents between Vela and suppliers through each stage of the tender process, from evaluation of pre-qualification questionnaires, through to short-listing of suppliers to invite to tender, to the evaluation of tender returns and finally award of contract. The system is also used for smaller value, less complex quotation exercises.
A number of guidance documents have been produced to assist suppliers to access In-Tend and take full advantage of doing business electronically, please take time to read the guidance notes as they will assist you in gaining the most effective use of the system.