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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 Registration Form

A Message from Matt Rose

"Our suppliers play a crucial role in ensuring the safety and reliability of our materials and components and, ultimately, the service we provide to customers. We believe that the success of our supplier relationship requires adherence to the highest ethical, legal and procurement standards."

Matt Rose, Executive Chairman, Addresses DFW Minority Development Council's Access 2004

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