Focused sourcing solutions and supporting content and services (e.g., spend category specific templates) for automating the strategic sourcing & tactical sourcing processes. Such sourcing suites and modules automate spend analysis, supply base analysis, market analysis, category strategy, cost/value modeling, supplier discovery, supplier qualification/certification, and sourcing execution that includes multi-round RFx/bidding (including reverse auctions and bid optimization support for constraint modeling, scenarios, conditional/bundled bids, etc.), supplier surveys, bid analysis, and negotiation/awarding. Some level of master data management for suppliers, categories/commodities, cost types, etc. is expected. Further differentiating functionality includes project management, savings/value tracking, commodity management, category/industry specific functionality & templates/content, supplier management, contract management, and support for adjacent functional areas (e.g., product design, EH&S, supply chain).