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CQ Network is an information technology company specializing in automated supplier management. Our online database contains a broad range of capacity, commercial, health and safety, and quality management data for suppliers active in the oil & gas, construction, power generation, transportation, mining and forestry industries.

CQ Network provides an integrated and feature rich suite of powerful data management and due diligence assurance functionality. Automation of contractor management functions provides major cost savings to client organizations by reducing duplication, simplifying data distribution, and streamlining handling of supporting documentation.

Online Questionnaires Client organizations select from a menu of preformatted questionnaires or further customize a questionnaire from a pool of supplemental database questions. The database provides a pool of more than 600 questions in 8 data categories.

Document Management Supporting documents are transmitted to CQ Network for upload to the subscriber’s profile to ensure quality control and to ensure PIPEDA / PIPA compliance. Dated documents (i.e. insurance certificates) are electronically tracked for effective management of expiry dates. All online documents are available for viewing and printing in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format.

Contractor Assessment Matrix This gap analysis utility is configured by the client organization to assess contractor suitability and compliance. The CAM allows selection and weighting of questionnaire data fields against pre-determined corporate standards.

Desktop Evaluation CQ Network provides a desk-top evaluation of health, safety and environmental management systems for all subscribers in the contractor payment plan categories. The evaluation is administered by credentialed health and safety professionals and covers of a broad cross section of performance, legislative compliance and industry best practice requirements. The evaluation results are posted in the contractors profile against the specified criteria and are viewable by clients upon release by the supplier.

Contractor / Supplier Approval Utility Effectively assign contractor approval criteria and manage the status of your contractor / suppliers with the simple and intuitive approval utility. Approval lists may be maintained for a range of risk levels and for provisionally approved contractors that require specified upgrading.

Reporting Module Instant messaging utility facilitates prequalification communications in real time within the application.

Message Centre is an excellent choice for purchasers that want practical, business-friendly and cost-effective contractor management automation. Call us today for a free web demonstration.

Performance Review Utility Assess and record contractor performance to identify improvement opportunities and effectively capture lessons learned with the Performance Review utility.

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CQNetwork (CQN) assists purchasing organizations and their contractors exchange data using an online database. We also provide compliance verification services that use standard evaluation and audit methods to ensure the integrity of the information posted to the database.

CQNetwork is an SaaS (software as a service) product with many customizable features that allow purchasing organizations to distribute specialized supplier questionnaires and document submittal requirements in addition to uniquely configured approval functionality within the application. CQNetwork does not specify the content or configuration of any given questionnaire, document request or approval mechanism.

Information management

Contractor organizations input corporate information to a secure database over the Internet. Documents are forwarded to CQN for uploading to the subscriber’s profile. Distribution of online information and documentation is in the complete and sole control of each subscriber. Other database subscribers cannot have access to your company’s data without your specific knowledge, consent and action. Release and restriction of data is managed by the account administrator(s) assigned by each subscribing company.

Documentation management

Most client organizations require copies of documents such as: Company Health & Safety Manual, Workers’ Compensation Clearance & Premium Rate Statement, Insurance Certificates, etc. Usually, copies of these documents are sent to many clients and prospective clients as part of a response to an information request. CQN improves security, reduces costs, and ensures document integrity by providing a turnkey document management service. Subscriber documentation is provided to CQN for secure filing, and electronic versions of the documents are uploaded to the subscriber’s online profile. All documents are maintained in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format.

State / Provincial and Federal Privacy Protection legislation compliance

The only data stored on CQN database that is considered to be "Personal Information" under Federal and State / Provincial privacy legislation is the resume of the senior Health, Safety and Environmental professional. CQN recommends that each subscriber formally advise their senior HSE professional that a copy of their resume has been requested and obtain their permission for posting it to the database.

Data collection practices

CQN collects general information regarding visitors and users of the website. Typical information collected includes the browser software being used and the users domain name. In exceptional circumstances, we may make efforts to identify an individual or individuals when there is indication of improper use of the database or the website. In these cases, some personal identification data is traceable through our internet service provider.

CQNetwork does not sell, market, trade, or license data stored on the database for any purpose.

CQNetwork does not support the transmission of unsolicited email communications (spam). We will not send unsolicited data to any subscriber, or potential subscriber, nor will we forward unsolicited information of any kind.

CQNetwork does not collect credit card information. Subscribers that choose to pay subscription fees with a credit card utilize PSIGate to manage these payments. At no time does CQN acquire credit card numbers or any other related commercial information.


The CQNetwork database does not use cookies.

Personally-identifiable Information

CQNetwork collects individually identifiable information from registered users to complete subscription transactions, administer individual accounts, provide customer support and meet government regulatory requirements. Account Administrators may be contacted as necessary for these purposes.

CQNetwork may contract the services of third-party Health, Safety and Environmental professionals and or corporations to assist with evaluation and audit activities. Third-party organizations, serving as agents for CQNetwork, are contractually bound by this policy and regulatory requirements.

When necessary or appropriate, we may disclose information in response to a court order, or subpoena, or when otherwise legally required. We may also disclose information as appropriate to protect our web site or legal rights. CQNetwork periodically compiles registration data, site usage, and demographic information for internal analysis such as researching and identifying market segments and, other business planning needs.


Electronic security for the website is provided by Norton Security – Verisign Trust Network that incorporates 128-bit encryption technology. The Verisign Trust Network assures CQNetwork customers that their information transfers and financial transactions are secure. CanQual clients may submit sensitive data to this site with the following assurances:

  • The site has a VeriSign Secure Server ID, authenticated by Norton.
  • Norton has verified the organizational name and that CQNetwork has the proof of right to use it.
  • This site legitimately runs under the auspices of CQNetwork / CanQual Inc.
  • All information sent to this site, if in an SSL session, is encrypted and protected against disclosure to third parties.

Administrative security is established primarily through our Users’ Agreement, our contracting policies and our hiring policies. The CQNetwork Agreement prohibits the transfer of a subscriber’s information by another subscriber to a non-subscribing party. Violation of the Users’ Agreement can result in permanent suspension of access to the database and a severing of the commercial relationship between CQNetwork and the offending subscriber.

CQN personnel complete extensive data handling training including specific instruction on federal and provincial privacy protection legislation. Each CQN employee / agent is bound by our corporate confidentiality and non-disclosure agreement.

Periodic Revision of Data Protection Practices

To keep up with the rapidly evolving Internet environment, CQNetwork will periodically upgrade our data protection policies and communicate changes to our clients. Changes may be made at any time without notice. We will update the version number and date of the notice when such changes are made. If we make a major change in the way that we use, disclose or protect Internet registration information, we will highlight the change in this notice and will provide advance notice of the change on the web site.

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Product Features and Pricing

Subscription Fee Reactivation Fee
Owner Operator / Lease Operator $675 $200
Professional Driver $675 $200
Professional / Administrative Firm $675 $200
Contractor / Supplier:
  • (1 - 10 employees)
  • (11 - 50 employees)
  • (51+ employees


Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Construction Management (EPC / EPCM) $7,500 $1,900
Owner $27,500


  • Accounts are subject to an account reactivation fee if payment is not received within 60 days from the renewal date, unless payment is postmarked to the renewal date.
  • All fees in $CDN
  • All fees are subject to 5% GST