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CQN is pleased to announce the roll out of SuretyAssist™ effective June 1, 2013. SuretyAssist™ is an online application that helps purchasing organizations in evaluating contractor commercial capabilities. This new and innovative software provides a structured and systematic approach to assessment of contractor capital, capacity and character. The application provides purchasers with a transparent and auditable process for prequalification of contractors in the critical areas of commercial and corporate ability.

CQN provides the SuretyAssist™ product under an exclusive agreement with the University of Alberta.

"SuretyAssist™ is attractive on a number of levels," said CQN President Patrick Robinson. "Without partnerships like the one we've established with the Faculty of Engineering, opportunities to bring these excellent software products to the market are slim indeed. We are very proud of this affiliation."

"As the technology transfer agent of the University of Alberta, we bring high quality technologies from the U of A labs to the greater community," said Chris Lumb, CEO of TEC Edmonton. "By fostering the commercialization of research and working with industry leaders like CQN, we leverage that success for the benefit of Albertans."

SuretyAssist™ will be fully integrated with the Contractor Assessment Matrix soon.

Please contact us at or 1.888.449.5545 for a product demo.

Existing CQN customers can purchase SuretyAssist™ online from the My Account tab.

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We are pleased to announce the roll out of our new website and corporate rebranding. Effective March 25, 2013, we will be known as the Contractor Qualification Network (CQN). The new website has been redesigned to better communicate the large variety of electronic tools available with a CQN subscription.

CQN customers will see a significantly revamped website, new functionality and new data partners. Improved and new technology solutions include:

  • New website layout and content
  • RISC Management Data Partnership - Our contractor data management partner, RISC Management Inc., has developed a practical and powerful field compliance measurement product. HSE Assurance™ is a comprehensive suite of data collection, compilation and reporting technologies that enables rapid and accurate measurement of workplace activities and conditions. With this innovative software, compliance data collected in the field is submitted to an online database electronically using a tablet, smartphone or electronic paper checklists.
  • Online Training Center - CQN now offers a comprehensive library of online training courses. Use as your single point access to a selection of industry approved safety training courses. Meet client and corporate training requirements for fork lifts, hazard assessment, HAZCOMM, TDG, WHMIS and many more.

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We are pleased to announce North West Redwater Partnership (NWR) has selected CQNetwork as its service provider for automated contractor health, safety, environmental and procurement management services

NWR will be utilizing CQNetwork’s data and document management functionality in addition to the desk-top HSE evaluation service. "We are pleased to provide NWR, and their contractors, with our practical, business-friendly, suite of contractor management software and support services" said Patrick Robinson, President.

"We will continue to work closely with NWR through the implementation of their contractor management systems and assist with further innovations as the project progresses" said Mr. Robinson.

The North West Redwater Partnership is a joint venture between North West Upgrading Inc. and Canadian Natural Resources Limited. The Partnership is building a 50,000 barrel per day bitumen refinery and will invest billions of dollars to produce clean, high value end products needed by Albertans and global markets.

Effective November 2012, the Partnership has approved construction of Phase I of the facility located 45 km north west of Edmonton. Upon completion, the $5.7 Billion (CDN) facility will be a catalyst for additional ecoindustrial development and will help to position Alberta as a world leader of environmentally sustainable energy resources.

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Effective immediately, please note the following changes in terminology for the CQN desk-top evaluation:

  • 'Silver' indicates a desktop evaluation score of 60% or greater. Silver evaluation status is required to achieve CQN Standard approval.
  • 'Gold' indicates a desktop evaluation score of 85% or greater. Gold evaluation status is required to achieve CQN Advanced approval.

This is a labeling change only that clarifies the evaluation score needed to qualify for either Standard or Advanced approval. Evaluation content and scoring criteria has not changed.


NOTE TO SUBSCRIBERS: Our site will be offline effective Wednesday, February 2nd beginning at 9:30pm (MST) for approximately four (4) hours. During this time our hosting facility will be performing scheduled UPS maintenance.


All CanQual Network subscribers are advised that the website will be offline for maintenance and upgrade from 5PM Friday, December 3rd to 6AM Monday, December 6th.

The CanQual community will enjoy an upgraded website look plus functionality improvements.

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