What We Do

The Oxfam Supply Centre purchases, stores and distributes emergency humanitarian equipment to both Oxfam programmes and external agencies, worldwide. 

All equipment has been thoroughly assessed and tested by Oxfam’s Humanitarian teams for its suitability to meet the real world needs of field operations.

Equipment has been purchased by our team of experts in the UK through a transparent and competitive procurement process, which includes ethical checking of all suppliers. This ensures that all spending is compliant with the most stringent donor requirements.

With a long history of delivering goods to programmes all over the world, the Supply Team is highly experienced in managing export documentation and ensuring goods are delivered in accordance with local import requirements.

The Supply Centre is funded by Oxfam GB. We are also an ECHO registered Humanitarian Procurement Centre (HPC). We offer goods and freight at cost price plus a small service fee to contribute to our operating costs. Our service fees to all customers are:
9.5% on goods, subject to a minimum service fee of £100 per quotation
4% on freight
For all ECHO funded programmes the donor will pay these costs.