Acquiring Vital Resources

BNSF purchases material and service items from an extensive list of sources. We seek to acquire quality goods and services at the lowest total cost of ownership by working resourcefully, efficiently, effectively and ethically with both current and prospective suppliers.

Our procurement process is organized around four key phases:

  • Planning - understand what it takes to do business with BNSF
  • Sourcing - access tools and processes needed to pursue a business relationship with BNSF
  • Managing - arrange and handle transactions
  • Paying - invoice and receive payment for these transactions

Please take the time to understand how this four-step method works and what is needed to create successful supplier relationships. Doing so may open new or additional opportunities for you and your company.

Interested in Becoming a BNSF Supplier?

Use the link below to register your company. Your company's information will be saved in our Supplier Database. The database is used to identify suppliers for current business needs.

Supplier Pre-Assessment Request Form
This form is temporarily disabled pending implementation of a new and improved request form. Activation of the new site is expected to be functional in September 2016. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience.

A Message from Carl Ice

"We value the important contributions our suppliers make to BNSF. You play a crucial role in ensuring the safety, reliability and efficiency of our network and ultimately, the service we provide to customers. As always, we expect our suppliers to deliver high quality products and services and demonstrate integrity and a commitment to the highest legal and ethical standards."

Carl Ice, BNSF President and Chief Executive Officer

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