Copronet provides a platform for engaging, reviewing and managing the construction supply chain. It provides solutions for managing requests for information/ quotes, tender documentation and contracts.
An additional verification process accorded to PAS91 saves time and gives assurances to both buyers and sellers. Financial due diligence is built in.


  • Verification process to provide approved contractors
  • Project management tool for collaboration
  • Financial due diligence tools inbuilt
  • Noticeboard for posting projects and requirements
  • Algorithm to match buyers and sellers in discrete environment
  • Secure communication tools built in
  • Network and contact management features
  • Real time alerts for work, specialists and financial changes
  • Update social media accounts from activity page
  • No/ low cost


  • Verification of skills qualifications accreditations and financials
  • Project management - easy to understand and use with drag/drop
  • Financials - live information/ alerts give confidence of choosing partners
  • Broad selection of projects with saved searches to save time
  • Review possible matches discretely with identity protected
  • Messaging in one place for ease and audit purposes
  • Contacts can be grouped, sorted, favourited and bulk messaged
  • Alerts of possible financial risks give confidence and intelligence
  • Post to LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook from to save time
  • Business model aims to democratise access to tech for SME's


£12 per person per month

Service documents

G-Cloud 11


David Stapleton


Service scope

Service scope
Software add-on or extension No
Cloud deployment model Hybrid cloud
Service constraints There are no service constraints
System requirements Internet access is the only requirement

User support

User support
Email or online ticketing support Email or online ticketing
Support response times Support is provided during usual business hours
User can manage status and priority of support tickets No
Phone support Yes
Phone support availability 9 to 5 (UK time), Monday to Friday
Web chat support Web chat
Web chat support availability 9 to 5 (UK time), Monday to Friday
Web chat support accessibility standard WCAG 2.1 AA or EN 301 549
Web chat accessibility testing None
Onsite support Yes, at extra cost
Support levels On site support is available at a cost of £50 per hour.
Technical support can be provided via messaging and Skype.
Support available to third parties Yes

Onboarding and offboarding

Onboarding and offboarding
Getting started Following registration, users are onboard through a series of walk-throughs. This is supported by chat.
Service documentation No
End-of-contract data extraction Data is extracted by downloading documentation and csv/ excel files of actions and communications.
End-of-contract process At the end of the contract, the buyer can simply deactivate their account. If requested, all identifiable data will be deleted.

Using the service

Using the service
Web browser interface Yes
Supported browsers
  • Internet Explorer 9
  • Internet Explorer 10
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Safari 9+
Application to install No
Designed for use on mobile devices Yes
Differences between the mobile and desktop service None
Service interface No
Customisation available Yes
Description of customisation By agreement, certain elements of the service can be tailored and/ or developed for the needs of a particular user by the development team.


Independence of resources Servers are available on demand via AWS and load balanced so peak usage triggers more server capacity becoming available.


Service usage metrics Yes
Metrics types Service metrics can be provided via Google Data Studio and Google Analytics.
Reporting types
  • Real-time dashboards
  • Regular reports
  • Reports on request


Supplier type Not a reseller

Staff security

Staff security
Staff security clearance Other security clearance
Government security clearance Up to Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS)

Asset protection

Asset protection
Knowledge of data storage and processing locations Yes
Data storage and processing locations European Economic Area (EEA)
User control over data storage and processing locations No
Datacentre security standards Complies with a recognised standard (for example CSA CCM version 3.0)
Penetration testing frequency At least every 6 months
Penetration testing approach Another external penetration testing organisation
Protecting data at rest
  • Encryption of all physical media
  • Scale, obfuscating techniques, or data storage sharding
Data sanitisation process No
Equipment disposal approach A third-party destruction service

Data importing and exporting

Data importing and exporting
Data export approach Users export data by report, by csv, by excel or by download.
Data export formats
  • CSV
  • Other
Data import formats
  • CSV
  • Other

Data-in-transit protection

Data-in-transit protection
Data protection between buyer and supplier networks IPsec or TLS VPN gateway
Data protection within supplier network IPsec or TLS VPN gateway

Availability and resilience

Availability and resilience
Guaranteed availability N/A
Approach to resilience Available on request
Outage reporting Email alerts

Identity and authentication

Identity and authentication
User authentication needed Yes
User authentication Username or password
Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels It is standard Copronet policy to define and implement access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels taking a customers requirements into account.
Users are able to manage account access and visibility of team members and collaborative members with a variety of administration settings.
Access restriction testing frequency At least once a year
Management access authentication Username or password

Audit information for users

Audit information for users
Access to user activity audit information Users contact the support team to get audit information
How long user audit data is stored for User-defined
Access to supplier activity audit information Users contact the support team to get audit information
How long supplier audit data is stored for User-defined
How long system logs are stored for User-defined

Standards and certifications

Standards and certifications
ISO/IEC 27001 certification No
ISO 28000:2007 certification No
CSA STAR certification No
PCI certification No
Other security certifications No

Security governance

Security governance
Named board-level person responsible for service security Yes
Security governance certified Yes
Security governance standards ISO/IEC 27001
Information security policies and processes POLICY
• The Chief Executive Officer has approved the Information Security Policy.
• It is the Policy of the “The Tender Space Ltd” to ensure that:
1. Information will be protected from a loss of: confidentiality, integrity and availability.
2. Regulatory and legislative requirements will be met (note 5).
3. Business continuity plans will be produced, maintained and tested (note 6).
4. Information security training will be available to all staff.
5. All breaches of information security, actual or suspected, will be reported to, and investigated by, the Information Security Manager.

Guidance and procedures will be produced to support this policy. These may/will include incident handling, information backup, system access, virus controls, passwords and encryption.
The role and responsibility of the designated Information Security Manager is to manage information security and to provide advice and guidance on implementation of the Information Security Policy.
The designated owner of the Information Security Policy [David Stapleton] has direct responsibility for maintaining and reviewing the Information Security Policy.
All managers are directly responsible for implementing the Information Security Policy within their business areas.
It is the responsibility of each employee to adhere to the Information Security Policy.

Operational security

Operational security
Configuration and change management standard Supplier-defined controls
Configuration and change management approach 1. Version Control: Check the work into a common repository and to see changes done with full version history.
2. Baseline and release information: When was the last version released, what it contained, and having a baseline version to deploy at any time.
3. Audits & Review: Audit to ensure that people are actually following the configuration management and versioning system properly.
4. Documented Process: An agreed upon process to ensure compliance in actual implementation.
5. Build, Integrate and Deploy Scripts: Common, standard scripts that automate the work of building, testing, integrating, deploying, and removing manual errors from the process.
Vulnerability management type Supplier-defined controls
Vulnerability management approach The Company identifies all IP addresses for its domains and sub domains.
The organisations devices are managed and scanned regularly by a dedicated 3rd party.
The IP addresses for our partners are regularly scanned.

Scanned items include:

• Operating Systems
• Web Servers
• SMTP/POP Servers
• Firewalls
• MS SQL database
• Wireless Access Points
• Patches are deployed as quickly as possible after pre-testing before applying them to live systems. First priority is given to the most critical issues facing the systems.
Potential risks and threats are identified by a 3rd party consultant who uses bespoke VM software.
Protective monitoring type Supplier-defined controls
Protective monitoring approach Systems within AWS are extensively instrumented to monitor key operational and security metrics. Alarms are configured to automatically notify operations and management personnel when early warning thresholds are crossed on key metrics. When a threshold is crossed, the AWS incident response process is initiated. The Amazon Incident Response team employs industry-standard diagnostic procedures to drive resolution during business-impacting events. Staff operates 24x7x365 coverage to detect incidents and manage the impact to resolution.
Incident management type Undisclosed
Incident management approach The Company does not yet have pre-defined processes for common events. Users report incidents either by chat, mail or telephone support.
Once an incident is reported, it is logged with the development team who identify the source/ cause of the incident and report on pre-testing and patching before implementing repair.

Secure development

Secure development
Approach to secure software development best practice Conforms to a recognised standard, but self-assessed

Public sector networks

Public sector networks
Connection to public sector networks No


Price £12 per person per month
Discount for educational organisations Yes
Free trial available Yes
Description of free trial Complete access is free for one month
Link to free trial

Service documents

pdf document: Pricing document pdf document: Terms and conditions
Service documents
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