Capabiliteez Ltd t/a PQS Pre-Qualification-Scheme

PQS Supplier & Contractor Management

PQS Pre-Qualification-Scheme™ is a registered SSIP Member.

We provide a FREE cloud based Supplier Management software for
you to monitor and manage your supply chain.

We assess your supply chain, you manage and monitor them using our FREE cloud based tool.

Features

  • Free cloud based supplier mananagement software
  • Flexibility and choice
  • Real-time supply chain information

Benefits

  • FREE acccess to PQS registered suppliers and contractors
  • FREE access to software to manage suppliers and contractors

Pricing

£0 to £0 per unit per year

  • Education pricing available
  • Free trial available

Service documents

G-Cloud 11

573387799684170

Capabiliteez Ltd t/a PQS Pre-Qualification-Scheme

Gareth Duford

0333 567 5670

enquiries@pqscheme.com

Service scope

Service scope
Software add-on or extension No
Cloud deployment model Private cloud
Service constraints Planned maintenance undertaken out of normal working hours (9 to 5pm)

Suppliers and contractors appearing in the database need to be PQS registered
System requirements Web browser (e.g. chrome, edge)

User support

User support
Email or online ticketing support Email or online ticketing
Support response times Same day response.

No service at weekends.
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 No
Onsite support Yes, at extra cost
Support levels Tailoring free software to organisational requirements

User training
Support available to third parties Yes

Onboarding and offboarding

Onboarding and offboarding
Getting started Where required onsite setup and initial account creation can be provided.

User training is available through documentation or contact via email or phonecall, dependant on the customer preference.

User instructions is are available through prepared through documentation.

Screen sharing services can be implemented to guide users as required.
Service documentation Yes
Documentation formats PDF
End-of-contract data extraction Exports of data in CSV, excel, or pdf formats
End-of-contract process Users stop accessing the software

We discuss deletion of the overall account

This is a free software tool

Using the service

Using the service
Web browser interface Yes
Supported browsers
  • Internet Explorer 10
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Safari 9+
  • Opera
Application to install No
Designed for use on mobile devices Yes
Differences between the mobile and desktop service Desktop service preferred.

Layout and resolution limited on mobile.
API No
Customisation available Yes
Description of customisation Active users can be added removed at any point by designated persons. There is no limit to how many active users can be had at a given time.

Visual branding is highly customisation, colours logos etc. can be modified by designated persons.

How data is presented and manipulated is adjustable by the end user where relevant.

Flexible reporting functionality is in place, some reports allow complete user customisation as to what data should be presented in a report.

Scaling

Scaling
Independence of resources The PQS Administrators monitor usage and performance daily

We have a fully scaleable platform to avoid users being affected by demand of other users

Analytics

Analytics
Service usage metrics Yes
Metrics types Basic metrics around supplier and contractors

Basic logs of user activity
Reporting types
  • Real-time dashboards
  • Reports on request

Resellers

Resellers
Supplier type Not a reseller

Staff security

Staff security
Staff security clearance Staff screening not performed
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 United Kingdom
User control over data storage and processing locations No
Datacentre security standards Managed by a third party
Penetration testing frequency At least once a year
Penetration testing approach In-house
Protecting data at rest Physical access control, complying with another standard
Data sanitisation process Yes
Data sanitisation type Deleted data can’t be directly accessed
Equipment disposal approach A third-party destruction service

Data importing and exporting

Data importing and exporting
Data export approach Tailored export tool to CSV, excel or PDF
Data export formats
  • CSV
  • Other
Other data export formats
  • Excel
  • PDF
Data import formats
  • CSV
  • Other
Other data import formats Excel

Data-in-transit protection

Data-in-transit protection
Data protection between buyer and supplier networks TLS (version 1.2 or above)
Data protection within supplier network TLS (version 1.2 or above)

Availability and resilience

Availability and resilience
Guaranteed availability Service is available continuously except for planned and any non planned maintenance.

The service is FREE.
Approach to resilience In process of finalising cyber essentials certification.

Databases and file storage are managed by a 3rd party with assurances for data security, physical security and data loss mitigation.

Additionally in house backups are maintained and stored securely in the incredibly unlikely event there is data loss by the 3rd party.
Outage reporting Scheduled maintenance details are displayed on login page. There are mechanisms in place to inform users if the service is unavailable for use in the event of an unscheduled outage.

Identity and authentication

Identity and authentication
User authentication needed Yes
User authentication Username or password
Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels Administrative user(s) in your organisations controls invitations and permissions of users
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 You control when users can access audit information
How long user audit data is stored for Between 1 month and 6 months
Access to supplier activity audit information You control when users can access audit information
How long supplier audit data is stored for Between 1 month and 6 months
How long system logs are stored for Between 1 month and 6 months

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 Yes
Any other security certifications In progress - Cyber Essentials

Security governance

Security governance
Named board-level person responsible for service security Yes
Security governance certified Yes
Security governance standards Other
Other security governance standards In process of finalising cyber essentials certification
Information security policies and processes Policies and practices based on principles of ISO27001.

Operational security

Operational security
Configuration and change management standard Supplier-defined controls
Configuration and change management approach Principles of ISO27001 adopted
Vulnerability management type Supplier-defined controls
Vulnerability management approach Principles of ISO27001 adopted
Protective monitoring type Supplier-defined controls
Protective monitoring approach Principles of ISO27001 adopted
Incident management type Supplier-defined controls
Incident management approach Principles of ISO27001 adopted

Secure development

Secure development
Approach to secure software development best practice Supplier-defined process

Public sector networks

Public sector networks
Connection to public sector networks No

Pricing

Pricing
Price £0 to £0 per unit per year
Discount for educational organisations Yes
Free trial available Yes
Description of free trial The whole service is FREE

Service documents

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