Controller of Stores, Northern Western Railway is responsible for procurement of variety of items of stores required for use on Northern Western Railways. The items procured ranges from spares and assemblies for Diesel Locos, Carriage & Wagons, various tools, spares, appliances and machines , Electrical fittings, Signaling and Telecommunication items, Permanent Way items, Hardware, Clothing, Petroleum Products, Stationery, Various raw materials and other general items.
In addition, Controller of Stores, North Western Railway is responsible for printing and supply of various forms and stationary items and also for disposal of various scrap/ condemned rolling stock, machineries, ferrous and non- ferrous items.
The purchases are made as per procedure and guidelines prescribed by Ministry of Railways (Railway Board ). Therefore, Controller of Stores, Northern Western Railway maintains a list of registered suppliers for supply of above items/ services. The firms who are registered with Northern Western Railway not only gets the priority of awarding contracts over un-registered suppliers but also enjoys other privileges like waiver of earnest money, security deposit and regular information of tenders released through fortnightly bulletin on payment of prescribed subscription.
The Railways registers manufacturers or their authorized agents only after assessing the capacity cum capability and the checks prescribed by the Ministry of Railways. However, Traders registered with other zonal Railways can only be considered for registration, subject to fulfillment of eligibility criteria and on the merit of the case. Adequate weightage is given to the Quality Control measures and Quality System certification (like ISO-9000) taken by the manufacturers. The registration is done initially for two years and thereafter reviewed for renewal in every three years.
Firms situated outside the Northern Western Railway should get themselves registered with their home Railway and thereafter apply for registration with Northern Western Railway.
Registration of SSI units registered with NSIC under Single Point Registration Scheme: Such units are treated at par with those registered with other zonal Railways and they are entitled for all facilities / concessions available as per the directives issued by the Govt. of India from time to time. Units registered with NSIC are considered for registration by North Western Railways on submission of application as detailed in para 2.0 below.
The firms registered with this railway are eligible to quote only for the items and monetary limits for which they are registered. However, such firms are not debarred to get orders in excess of monetary limits and other groups of stores provided railways are satisfied about the capacity cum capability of the firm and requisite earnest money/ security deposit is obtained as is being done in case of un-registered firm.