Tricostar Software Ltd

Government Consortia Buyers Web Application

Our consortium software allows solicitor and barristers to publish their rates facilitating local authorities putting out bids for required work to identify best value before awarding work. It manages training courses inc. advertising, course booking and participant communication. Forums and ‘Special Interest Groups’ create knowledge centres to share ideas

Features

  • Training course and event management
  • Instructs 3rd parties, law firms, barristers
  • The ability to accept and execute estimates provided
  • Management of internal and public documents
  • Maintains interactive 3rd party rate finder
  • Knowledge centres for forums an special interest groups
  • Job vacancy manager
  • Links to We Team Up - see other Tricostar products

Benefits

  • Easier management of event, training courses and participants
  • Speedy identification of best value for 3rd party contracted
  • More competitive pricing achieved as rates publicised to all consortia
  • More efficient management of estimates
  • Improve knowledge management sharing amongst consortia members
  • Build centres of knowledge excellence
  • Greater flexibility through access from multiple devices
  • Manage content on the move

Pricing

£5000 to £15000 per licence

Service documents

G-Cloud 9

735204584509154

Tricostar Software Ltd

Jeffrey Lawler

0208 2922660

jpl@tricostar.com

Service scope

Service scope
Software add-on or extension No
Cloud deployment model Public cloud
Service constraints None
System requirements None

User support

User support
Email or online ticketing support Email or online ticketing
Support response times We will respond during UK business hours based on SLA for category of problem
User can manage status and priority of support tickets Yes
Online ticketing support accessibility None or don’t know
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 None or don’t know
How the web chat support is accessible We use Skype for web chat
Web chat accessibility testing None
Onsite support Yes, at extra cost
Support levels Our standard support service provides for responses to bugs or system failure. We have a standard SLA which allows for a response from 1- 8 hours subject to severity. Our premium service is more wide ranging and operates to the same SLA. Our support service as standard operates between 8.30am to 5.30pm - UK business days and excludes public holidays and weekends. Standard is included in licence cost .Premium is based on numbers of users
Support available to third parties Yes

Onboarding and offboarding

Onboarding and offboarding
Getting started Tricostar provide onsite training, online training, or user documentation.
Service documentation Yes
Documentation formats PDF
End-of-contract data extraction Any services provided by Tricostar at the request of the client at the end of a contract to extract data over and above that available in reports created are chargeable
End-of-contract process Any services provided by Tricostar at the request of the client at the end of a contract are chargeable

Using the service

Using the service
Web browser interface Yes
Supported browsers
  • Internet Explorer 10+
  • 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 for iPads or similar screen capacity notebooks
Accessibility standards None or don’t know
Description of accessibility Our software conforms to the principles WCAG 2.0 guidelines and is available through a standard web interface and can therefore be integrated with 3rd party solutions to meet accessibility standards.
Accessibility testing None
API No
Customisation available No

Scaling

Scaling
Independence of resources We use Azure Elastic Pools within Azure using the Azure DTU measurement tool to measure that combines CPU, memory and I/O values.

Analytics

Analytics
Service usage metrics Yes
Metrics types On Request
Reporting types Reports on request

Resellers

Resellers
Supplier type Not a reseller

Staff security

Staff security
Staff security clearance Conforms to BS7858:2012
Government security clearance Up to Security Clearance (SC)

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 Complies with a recognised standard (for example CSA CCM version 3.0)
Penetration testing frequency At least once a year
Penetration testing approach Another external penetration testing organisation
Protecting data at rest Physical access control, complying with CSA CCM v3.0
Data sanitisation process Yes
Data sanitisation type Explicit overwriting of storage before reallocation
Equipment disposal approach Complying with a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v.30, CAS (Sanitisation) or ISO/IEC 27001

Data importing and exporting

Data importing and exporting
Data export approach Data is held in an SQL database and can be exported in a range of formats.
Data export formats
  • CSV
  • Other
Other data export formats
  • Excel
  • PDF
  • SQL Database
  • YAML
Data import formats
  • CSV
  • Other
Other data import formats SQL

Data-in-transit protection

Data-in-transit protection
Data protection between buyer and supplier networks
  • Private network or public sector network
  • TLS (version 1.2 or above)
  • IPsec or TLS VPN gateway
  • Bonded fibre optic connections
  • Other
Other protection between networks Other protection between networks Additional services can be purchased on Azure for - for example - end to end data encryption, client side encryption etc
Data protection within supplier network
  • TLS (version 1.2 or above)
  • Other
Other protection within supplier network Other protection between networks
Additional services can be purchased on Azure for - for example - end to end data encryption, client side encryption etc

Availability and resilience

Availability and resilience
Guaranteed availability Azure guarantee that Apps running in a customer subscription will be available 99.95% of the time Service Credit Monthly Uptime Percentage Service Credit < 99.95% is 10%: < 99% is 25% For full SLA see: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/support/legal/sla/app-service/v1_4/
Approach to resilience Regional pairs are enabled by default in Windows Azure Storage, helping to ensue that applications are resilient during datacentre failures. In regional pairing, Azure asynchronously replicates data from a primary location to a secondary location within the same region. An Azure region is an area within a geography containing one or more datacenters
Outage reporting We receive information from Azure via our Dashboard and pass information to our clients via email alerts

Identity and authentication

Identity and authentication
User authentication needed Yes
User authentication
  • Public key authentication (including by TLS client certificate)
  • Username or password
Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels • Group Policy for managing users and computers
• Does not have Organizational Units. It is a flat organizational structure
• There are no forests or trusts. Federation is used to allow outside of boundary authentication and authorization
Access restriction testing frequency At least every 6 months
Management access authentication
  • 2-factor authentication
  • Public key authentication (including by TLS client certificate)
  • Identity federation with existing provider (for example Google Apps)
  • Dedicated link (for example VPN)
  • Username or password
  • Other

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 At least 12 months
Access to supplier activity audit information Users contact the support team to get audit information
How long supplier audit data is stored for At least 12 months
How long system logs are stored for At least 12 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 accreditations No

Security governance

Security governance
Named board-level person responsible for service security Yes
Security governance accreditation No
Security governance approach Tricostar has procedures and monitoring in place that follows the the SEC440: Critical Security Controls: Planning, Implementing, and Auditing
Information security policies and processes Scheduled review security controls and reporting within the team and to management of results.

Operational security

Operational security
Configuration and change management standard Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Configuration and change management approach All software is version controlled within a repository for distributed version control and source code management. Test cycles include System, Unit, Integration and OWASP check list
Vulnerability management type Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Vulnerability management approach Number of methods are used to monitor and assess threats: 1. Audit trail of IP addresses that have accessed the service are tracked and checked weekly by our support team unless Azure has sent an interim alert 2. User activity is tracked by the system in both database per user events and also in audit logs - checked weekly 3. Unusual activity is immediately investigated and verified as a threat or a known location and blocked or permitted 4. Immediate response on detection of issue
Protective monitoring type Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Protective monitoring approach A number of methods are used to monitor and assess threats: 1. Audit trail of IP addresses that have accessed the service are tracked and checked weekly by our support team unless Azure has sent an interim alert 2. User activity is tracked by the system in both database per user events and also in audit logs - checked weekly 3. Unusual activity is immediately investigated and verified as a threat or a known location and blocked or permitted 4. Immediate response on detection of issue
Incident management type Conforms to a recognised standard, for example, CSA CCM v3.0 or ISO/IEC 27035:2011 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Incident management approach Incident management is by the following workflow: 1. Detection and recording 2. Classification, initial support and communication to management & client 3. Investigation and initial diagnosis and communication to management & client 4. Resolution and Recovery and communication to management & client 5. Escalation if not resolved and communication to management & client 6. 7. Closure once incident has been deemed to have been resolved and communication to management & client

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

Pricing

Pricing
Price £5000 to £15000 per licence
Discount for educational organisations No
Free trial available No

Documents

Documents
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