€5 billion in purchasing each year at Réseau Ferré de France, our largest item of expense
When selecting the suppliers that will participate in its projects, Réseau Ferré de France bases is purchasing policy on the best compromise between quality standards and cost control.
Being a Réseau Ferré de France supplier
Becoming a Réseau Ferré de France supplier means participating in large-scale, high-stakes projects involving the development of a network that integrates a sustainable development aspect. It also means getting involved in long-term projects and taking part in sustainable growth. We select suppliers that will contribute to our strategic directions, through optimised economic and technical offers. Every year, we spend almost €5 billion on purchasing, our largest item of expense.
Given the general climate of increased interest in railway transport, this volume should increase to meet the following needs:
for new lines recommended by the Environment Round Table
for the renewal of the existing network, on which traffic is set to increase
Becoming a Réseau Ferré de France supplier
Réseau Ferré de France dedicates almost €5 billion each year to purchasing, divided up between:
SNCF, our leading supplier, with €2.5 billion in spending,
suppliers we select directly, for €1 billion,
suppliers selected by our representatives, for €1.5 billion,
This spending concerns three main budget items:
network operation and maintenance for an annual €2.5 billion,
construction work, for an annual €1.5 billion,
supply, for an annual €300 million,
At Réseau Ferré de France, purchasing is divided into five families:
Civil Engineering (Covering Earthworks and Major Structures),
Sub-Stations and Catenaries,
Signalling and Telecommunications.
Each family of goods or services has a dedicated buyer.
General conditions of purchase
Read our General Conditions and Clauses.
The General Conditions and Clauses applicable to the construction markets are used in contractual relationships. They were approved by Réseau Ferré de France’s Board of Directors in 2001.
General Conditions and Clauses for Construction_FR (PDF, 876 KB)
The General Conditions and Clauses applicable to the supply markets are used in contractual relationships.
General Conditions and Clauses for Supply_FR (PDF, 152 KB)
The General Conditions and Clauses applicable to the intellectual service markets are used in contractual relationships.
General Conditions and Clauses for Intellectual Services_FR (PDF, 188 KB)