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Product Data Sheet Download

CQN Advantage™ is web-based software that provides simple and economical contractor management tools. The application is modular and highly customizable allowing a maximum degree of flexibility for purchasers to implement contractor management tools that make sense for their business.

No Contractor Fees CQN Advantage™ is free for contractors. Invitations to contractors are managed by the purchaser with automated emails and access codes. Deal with bidders and contractors of your choosing and get needed information quickly and efficiently.

Customizable Questionnaires Create contractor questionnaires from a pool of over 400 onboard questions. CQN Advantage™ provides unlimited question sets tailored for the contractor category, risk level or a specific scope of work. Questionnaire categories include corporate structure, capacity, financial capability, technical expertise, environmental, health, safety and quality management.

Document Management CQN Advantage™ provides immediate and ongoing value by automating contractor document management. Track expiry dates with real time reporting and manage document status notifications automatically. Documents are uploaded by the contractor according to purchaser requirements and are securely saved with 24/7 access.

Contractor Assessment Determine contractor compliance to corporate standards with the contractor assessment matrix. The CAM utility is fully customizable and allows selection and weighting of questionnaire data fields against pre-determined corporate standards. CAM provides real time status reporting and indentification of compliance and performance gaps.

Approved Contractor Lists Assign approval criteria and manage the status of your contractors with a simple and practical contractor approval tool. Approval lists may be maintained for a range of risk levels, contractor types and for provisionally approved contractors that require upgrading or mitigation plans.

Procurement Manage the complete procurement cycle from identification of qualified bidders, through document distribution, to clarification management and technical bid analysis. The procurement module includes a secure FTP utiltiy for tranmitting large technical documents with ease.

SuretyAssist™ Assess the corporate capacity and financial capabilities of your service providers with Surety Assist. Key areas of evaluation include past performance, financial stability, business planning and resource availability

Reports Create on-demand real-time reports of contractor approval status, document status, safety and workers’ compensation performance, and more, with the integrated reporting module.

CQN Advantage™ 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.

User Agreement Download

By using the CQN Advantage™ website you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms of use. Please review the following terms carefully. If you do not agree to these terms proceed no further and advise at that you will not use the CQN Advantage™ website.

The term "CQN Advantage" or "us" or "we" or "our" refers to CanQual Inc., the owner of the CQN Advantage website. The term "you" refers to the user of the CQN Advantage website.

You understand that the purpose of posting information to CQN Advantage website is to provide information about your organization to current, and potential, purchasing organizations.

You certify that the information posted on CQN Advantage is correct and true to the best of your knowledge, and further grant that all information posted by your organization is subject to evaluation and/or audit by CanQual Inc.

You recognize that subscribing to CQN Advantage does not result in a real or implied commercial agreement between your company and any other database subscriber.

You understand that the information contained on CQN Advantage is for the exclusive use of your corporation only and that the sharing of any data with non-subscribing corporations or individuals is a violation of this agreement and is expressly forbidden. This includes sharing of access codes, user names, passwords and any other information that allows improper access to information contained on the database or otherwise breaches the intent of this agreement.

You understand that any information posted by your organization to CQN Advantage is permanently available to the purchasing organization that requested the information.

You agree that CanQual Inc. shall be held harmless from any claim, loss, accident, incident, liability or expense incurred by subscribing to CQN Advantage including any claim, loss, liability or expense made by a third-party accessing information provided and posted by us or by your company.

CanQual Inc. reserves the right to periodically revise this policy.

CanQual Inc. maintains a no refund policy.

Privacy Policy Download

Information Management with CQN Advantage™

Purchasing organizations use CQN Advantage™ to manage contractor information via a secure online database at . Contractor organizations input corporate information to the database and post requested documents for permanent access and storage. Distribution of contractor information and documentation is controlled through access codes issued by purchasing organizations to prospective service providers. It is the sole choice of the service provider to participate on the database.

Contractor information can only be distributed through response to an access code request. It is not possible for a purchasing organization to distribute contractor data to any other database participant. Other database subscribers cannot access a participant’s database information without the specific knowledge, consent and action of that participant. Release and restriction of data is managed by the account administrator(s) of each subscribing corporation.

Document Management

Document requests are configured by purchasing organizations and are distributed / displayed electronically to contractor organizations of the purchasing organization’s choosing. Requested documentation is uploaded / posted to the database by the contractor via the website’s encrypted document management functionality.

Provincial and Federal Privacy Protection Legislation Compliance

CQN Advantage™ can be configured to retain personal information of individuals. As such, all database participants are bound by the requirements, restrictions and controls of the CQN Advantage™ User Agreement

Data Collection Practices

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

CQ Network and CQN Advantage™ does not sell, market, trade, or license data stored on the website for any purpose.

CQ Network and CQN Advantage™ 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.

CQ Network and CQN Advantage™ do not collect credit card information. At no time does CQN Advantage™ acquire credit card numbers or any other related commercial information.

CQ Network and CQN Advantage™ may periodically compile and distribute aggregated data that describes website usage trends. Under no circumstances are individual corporations identified in such reports.


CQN Advantage™ does not use cookies.

Personally-identifiable Information

CQN Advantage™ 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.

CQN Advantage™ 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 CQ Network 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. CQN Advantage™ 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 is a Norton Secured (provided by Verisign). Norton operates the Verisign Trust Network that assures CQN Advantage™ clients that their information transfers and financial transactions are secure. CQN Advantage™ 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 CQN Advantage™ has the proof of right to use it.
  • This site legitimately runs under the auspices of CQN Advantage™.
  • 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 CQN Advantage™ Users' 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 CQN Advantage™ and a severing of the commercial relationship between CQN Advantage™ and the offending subscriber.

CQN Advantage™ personnel complete extensive data handling training including specific instruction on federal and provincial privacy protection legislation. Further, all CQN Advantage™ staff and agents are subject to confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements.

Periodic Revision of Data Protection Policies

To keep up with the rapidly evolving Internet environment, CQN Advantage™ 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.

Product Pricing Download

Product Features and Pricing

(Annual subscription - General Contractors)
General Contractor Owner
Prime Contractor
Annual Subscription starting at $7500 starting at $27500
Contractors (unlimited) $0
Unlimited Questionnaires
Unlimited Contractor Documents
Client-specific Services
Risk-ranked Services
Contractor Approval Matrix
Approved Contractor Lists
Mitigation Register
Procurement Module
Report Module
Message Center
Performance Review Utility
Unlimited Help Desk Access
Unlimited Online Training
Optional Services and Software
SuretyAssist™ $2500
Document Verification Service $2500

FAQ - Advantage (Clients) Download

I can’t login to my account. 

  • Confirm that you are onthe correct Website (
  • If you know your username and e-mail, click on ‘Forgot Password’
  • If you do not know your username or e-mail used, please contact the Help Desk

I need to login to the account, but I don’t have a login 

  • If another Individual set up the account, contact them to add you.
  • If none of the Administrators are still with the company, please send us an e-mail confirming that and request to be added.

How do I send a Contractor an Access Code? 

  • Hover over the ‘Contractors’ Tab and when the menu appears, click on ‘Manage Access Codes’. Please note that only Administrators have the ability to Generate Access Codes.
  • When the new page loads, click on ‘Click here to create a new Access Code’
  • Complete the required fields and click ‘Create and Send Access Code’ 

How do I know if a Contractor has usedan Access Code that we sent them? 

  • Hover over the ‘Contractors’ Tab and when the menu appears, click on ‘Manage Access Codes’
  • When the new page loads, a list with all Contractors who you have generated Access Codes will appear. The ‘Status’ column will advise as to if the Contractor has used the Access Code or not.

How do I create a new Template? 

  • Hover over the ‘Contractors’ Tab and when the menu appears, click on ‘Manage Templates’
  • When the new page loads, click on ‘Click here to create a new Template’
  • Fill out all required fields, and click ‘Add Template’ 

How do I change the name of a Template I already created? 

  • On the ‘Manage Templates’ page, find the Template you would like to change and click on ‘Edit this Template’ from the options on the right hand side.
  • To allow additional Owner Clients to see your data, they will need to send you an Access Code and you will have to enter it in ‘Access Codes’ from your ‘Account Home’ menu on the left.

How do I add Questions to a Template? 

  • On the ‘Manage Templates’ page, find the Template you would like to change and click on ‘0 Questionnaire Questions’ from the options onthe right hand side. Alternatively you can select ‘Customize Questionnaire’ from the ‘Contractors’ tab. 
  • When the new page loads, select your section,the page and then check the radio box to the left of each question you choose to add. At the bottom of the page, click ‘Save Changes to Template’. Repeat this for each Pageyou choose to add questions from.

How do I specify which documents I want attached to a Template? 

  • On the ‘Manage Templates’ page, find the Template you would like to change and click on ‘Specify Documents’ from the options on the right hand side. Alternatively you can select ‘Specify Required Documents’ from the ‘Contractors’ tab. 
  • When the new page loads, specify your questionnaire, Choose your document type from the drop down menu, enter any required parameters and click ‘Add to Required Documents’

How do I view my Contractors information? 

  • Click on ‘My Contractors’ from the ‘Contractors’ Tab.
  • Your Contractors will appear in 1 of 3 tabs depending on how you have classified them, and how much of the process they have completed. 
  • Click on the appropriate tab, when the list of Contractors appears you will see their Questionnaire Progress on the right. 
  • Click on the Contractor nameto view their ‘Status’. 
  • When the ‘Status’ page loads, you can choose to view their Questionnaire, Documents, CAM Report, Approval History, etc. from the menu on the left. 

How do I use CAM? 

  • Click on ‘Configure CAM Tool’ from the ‘Contractors’ tab. 
  • When the new Page loads, select your template 
  • Click the radio button to the left of each criteria option that you would like to use. Set applicable values and severity. Click ‘Save Configuration’. 
  • To run the CAM Report, Click on ‘My Contractors’ from the ‘Contractors’ Tab. 
  • Choose your desired Contractor, when the ‘Status’ page loads click on ‘CAM Report’ from the menu on the left. 
  • A new page will load displaying the CAM Results on that specified Contractor. 
  • You can choose the Contractors ‘Approval’ at the bottom of that page. 

Please note that clicking on the CQN Advantage Logo in the top left corner at any time will bring you back to your ‘View Account Status’ Home page.

FAQ - Advantage (Contractor) Download

There is no fee for your Contractor account with CQN Advantage™.

I’m entering my Access Code but the system won’t accept it.

  • Access Codes can only be used once. Please makesure you, or anyone else has not already entered the Access Code and created the account.
  • If do not believe you have already used it, please e-mail or call the Help Desk with your Company Name and E-mail Address advising of this.

I can’t login to my account.

  • Confirm that you are onthe correct Website (
  • If you know your username and e-mail, click on ‘Forgot Password’
  • If you do not know your username or e-mail used, please contact the Help Desk

I need to login to the account, but I don’t have a login

  • If another Individual set up the account, contact them to add you.
  • If none of the Administrators are still with the company, please send us an e-mail confirming that and request to be added.

I signed in, but don’t know what to do from here

  • All required steps are listed on the ‘Home Page’. The sequence of activities is as follows: set your Services, Locations, Complete the Questionnaire and then upload the documents. All of these steps are accessible from both the ‘View Account Status’ home page and in the ‘Account Home’ menu on the left.
  • If you should require further Instructions or have any questions, please contact the Help Desk.

I’ve entered my WCB Stats numerous times, but it’s not saving.

  • If you’re just updating the information make sure to click on the edit button and then click the checkmark after entering the rates
  • The system will not accept a rate under $1, please make sure you are entering 0.00 even if the rate is under $1.
  • The Add New WCB button is ONLY for brand new WCB accounts

I don’t have any WCB or HSE History as I’m a new company

  • For HSE enter the #1 for your number of employees and number of hours for each previous year requested. This will show anyone looking at your account that it was not opened, without leaving the system blank
  • Enter your WCB # and Industry Code that you just received when you opened up your WCB account. Enter the #1 for the Industry Rate and the #1 for the Contractor Rate for all previous years requested.

How do I know what documents need to be updated / uploaded?

  • The system generates automatic e-mails to notify the Subscribers of expiring and expired documents. To make sure you’re set up to receive these e-mails login to your CQ Network Profile and click on ‘E-mail Preferences.
  • You also have the ability to view all documents uploaded to the profile by logging in and clicking on ‘Manage Documents’ or ‘Submit Documents’ from your ‘Account Home’ menu on the left

How do I upload my documents?

  • Click on ‘Manage Documents’ to upload documents to the general system (these documents will still need to be assigned to the respected Clients on the ‘Submit Documents’ page.
  • Click on ’Submit Documents and choose your Owner Client. When the list of requirements loads, click on each requirement to upload.

Who can see my information?

  • Only the Owner Clients that have issued you an Access Code can see your information.
  • To allow additional Owner Clients to see your data, they will need to send you an Access Code and you will have to enter it in ‘Access Codes’ from your ‘Account Home’ menu on the left.

I want to sync my questionnaire, but am unsure as to how.

  • Questionnaire Syncing is only available to current or previous members of the Traditional CQ Network website.
  • Click on either ‘Questionnaire syncing is off’ from the ‘View Account Status’ page, ‘Import Questionnaire Answers’ from their ‘Account Home’ menu on the left or ‘Questionnaire syncing is off’ from within their questionnaire.
  • You will then be asked to enter your login information from the account that they’re wishing to sync with. If you do not know it, contact the help desk.
  • After you enter your Login information, you will be given sync options. Make their selections and proceed. You will then receive a pop up advising that the sync is complete.

Please note that clicking on the CQN Advantage Logo in the top left corner at any time will bring you back to your ‘View Account Status’ Home page.