Published date: 31 December 2020

Open early engagement - This means that a procurement idea is currently active, it is in the early stage of development and judging interest from potential suppliers.

Closing date: 31 December 2021

Contract summary


  • Transport equipment and auxiliary products to transportation - 34000000

  • Construction work - 45000000

Location of contract

United Kingdom

Procurement reference

Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme

Published date

31 December 2020

Closing date

31 December 2021

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



This notice announces the existence of a qualification system for the railway industry pursuant to which Network Rail, Transport for London and Transport for Wales can purchase services falling within the CPV codes listed. The qualification system is operated by RSSB and includes the GB rail industry's supplier
pre-qualification questionnaire and audit. The RISQS coding structure, against which suppliers indicate their areas of capability, is the RICCL. The Railway Industry Commodity Classification List (RICCL) includes all commodities that are purchased to support GB Railway operations and provides a common vocabulary for
the benefit of all buyers and suppliers who are participants in railway supplier assurance activities. It aligns with International standards (especially ISO 81346) while utilising the best of existing models. The Commodity Classification System is a hierarchical classification system. All entities are identified with a structured alphanumeric code which both indicates its location in the list and uniquely classifies it.The Commodity Classification System is split into eight sub-systems. Each sub-system consists of its classes. These could be termed its 'children'. Each class is part of its subsystem, this could be termed its parent. The prefixes A-H identify which sub-system a commodity belongs too. The codes, and further explanations can be found at
explanation-of-riccl/ This notice incorporates any changes that have occurred since the previous qualification system notice (QSN) was published for RISQS services and supersedes all previous QSNs for RISQS service.

This means that Buyers can use RISQS to identify registered suppliers who have selected the relevant product and/or service codes which meet their contract needs without having to request this information from suppliers for each tender that is issued.

For more information on how to register with RISQS please visit

How to apply

Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

About the buyer

Contact name

RISQS Scheme Manager


4th Floor The Helicon 1 South Place


020 31425628


Closing date: 31 December 2021