Interested in working with us?
We're committed to making it easier for organisations to work with us and provide their services and products to help make Britain’s railway even better.
Depending on what your organisation provides, and what projects you want to work on, there are four steps involved in becoming a supplier for Network Rail. It is also important that any organisation that wants to work with Network Rail knows what we expect from our suppliers.
How to register as a Network Rail supplier
Register on BravoNR. This is our procurement portal and any organisation wishing to supply goods, works or services to Network Rail must be registered on BravoNR.
For suppliers of safety critical goods, works or services (i.e. auditable Railway Industry Commodity Classification List (RICCL) codes) who wish to contract directly with Network Rail, register on RISQS and become a supplier with audited status. The Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme (RISQS) is both a Qualification System under the Utilities Contract Regulations and an assurance system run by the Railway Safety and Standards Board.
Network Rail has chosen to use RISQS as its assurance system for suppliers with whom Network Rail contract directly. We do not mandate RISQS on our Tier 1 suppliers and it is up to them how they assure their own sub-contractors and sub-suppliers.
Procurement opportunities are listed on BravoNR and can also be viewed on the Network Rail procurement pipeline. Under each opportunity the buyer contact details are listed. You will also find additional documents providing more information on the procurement.
Ensure you are up to speed with any relevant Network Rail Standards that are relevant to the procurement. All our standards can be accessed on the Network Rail standards portal. You will need to register on the portal first and then add the relevant standards to your order. A 100% discount will be applied during the checkout process.
Working with Network Rail
We demand value from our suppliers and our focus is on improving efficiency and safety across the railway. It is important that all our suppliers work within the terms set out in our supply chain charter and understand how we measure performance.
Find out more about working with us, including our category management, supplier relationship management and supplier performance.
Supplier Qualification Requirements
In accordance with clause 6.7.2 of standard NR/L2/SCO/302 – Supplier Qualification Requirements, those organisations approved by Network Rail to undertake the role of Supplier Assurance Provider are as follows:
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