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
- Education pricing available
|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|
|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 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|
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
|Getting started||Following registration, users are onboard through a series of walk-throughs. This is supported by chat.|
|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
|Web browser interface||Yes|
|Application to install||No|
|Designed for use on mobile devices||Yes|
|Differences between the mobile and desktop service||None|
|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.|
|Supplier type||Not a reseller|
|Staff security clearance||Other security clearance|
|Government security clearance||Up to Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS)|
|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||
|Data sanitisation process||No|
|Equipment disposal approach||A third-party destruction service|
Data importing and exporting
|Data export approach||Users export data by report, by csv, by excel or by download.|
|Data export formats||
|Data import formats||
|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
|Approach to resilience||Available on request|
|Outage reporting||Email alerts|
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
|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
|ISO/IEC 27001 certification||No|
|ISO 28000:2007 certification||No|
|CSA STAR certification||No|
|Other security certifications||No|
|Named board-level person responsible for service security||Yes|
|Security governance certified||Yes|
|Security governance standards||ISO/IEC 27001|
|Information security policies and processes||
• 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.
|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
• 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.
|Approach to secure software development best practice||Conforms to a recognised standard, but self-assessed|
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||https://app.copronet.com/register/?_ga=2.23847418.1123477621.1558105641-822114089.1555408273|