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Before ordering make sure you have approval from your supervisor and are using the correct grant code.

Please use R12 to place an order with an external supplier, or with another University department. See links below.

R12 Access (Live)

R12 Online Training

R12 User Guides

Preferred Suppliers

The University of Oxford 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. These suppliers should be used whenever possible.

The University's preferred suppliers are: 

New Suppliers

If a new supplier is to be added to the Finance System, this normally takes seven days to be processed. Please email accounts with the following information:

- Supplier Trading Name and 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

Further information can be found in the Purchase to Pay SOP - P2P overview for Shoppers & Reviewers – May 2019

Radioactive Ordering

When ordering radioactive goods via Marketplace, please ensure that the order has been assigned to the Senior Radiation Protection Supervisor Zuzana Bencokova before being submitted to Accounts.


If you require catering for meetings/seminars, please contact Compass Group which is the internal caterer and based on-site. Please see their menu for options.