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Before placing any orders please make sure that you have approval from your supervisor and you are using the correct grant code. If you need advice on grant codes then please contact the Finance Team.

The University of Oxford uses a Finance System called Oracle R12 and you will need to use this system when placing an order with an external supplier, or with another University department. For more information about gaining access to Oracle R12 please go to the Oracle R12 page on the right hand side.

Preferred Suppliers

The University has a number of preferred suppliers who have agreed terms with the University and with whom a minimum level of discount has already been agreed. Wherever possible, these suppliers should be used. To see a list of preferred supplier please follow this link.

New Suppliers

If a new supplier needs to be added to the Finance System, it will normally take 7 days to be processed. Please email the Jenner Purchasing Team with the following information:

  • Supplier Trading Name & Full Postal Address
  • Supplier Contact Name and Email Address
  • Supplier Bank Details on their Headed Paper
  • Estimated Annual Spend
  • Justification for Purchase from this Supplier


If you require catering to be booked for a meeting or event, please contact Antoinette Moffa - (6)17607