Pre-qualification (rail)

Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme (RISQS)

RISQS offers potential suppliers a single common qualification process. It is shared by the UK rail industry, including London Underground and London Rail.

We use RISQS to recruit suppliers who meet the selection criteria for our competitive tendering processes - this is mainly for rail and Tube projects. Find out more about RISQS.

Electronic tendering

Our eTendering system, ProContract, is a web-based tendering tool that supports procurement activities and collaboration between the buyer and supplier.

If you are a supplier you should register on ProContract before tendering for opportunities with TfL.

Supplier registration

You can find full instructions and further information on how to register as a supplier .


We recommend that potential suppliers register on CompeteFor in order to benefit from:

  • Equal access to a range of opportunities from major buyers and their supply chains, offering achievable packages of work, particularly for small and medium-sized suppliers
  • E-alerts about 'matched' opportunities
  • Seeing who has been awarded and shortlisted for contracts

External access - quick guide

If you are an external supplier and need access to TfL Management System documents, find out how: