What We Buy

Category GroupSpend FY 2015/2016 (£ excl. VAT)
Scientific & Medical Equipment,
Supplies & Services
94,279,437
IT (Hardware, Software, Web Services & Hosting) 24,982,160
Buildings & Construction 27,739,630
Professional Services (inc.Professional Fees & Consultancy) 23,562,465
Utilities 12,150,473
Publications & Library 7,621,959 
Travel 7,552,280 
Printing & Photocopying 3,583,757
Raw Materials & Workshop 2,851,853
Facilities (including Catering
& Cleaning)
12,821,451
Furniture & Equipment 4,433,002
Couriers, Postage & Delivery 2,064,391
Health & Safety and Security 2,527,139
Office Supplies & Stationery 1,647,884
Telecoms 1,458,567
Museums 1,880,421
Audio Visual 695,529

Please note that University colleges are separate legal entities and their spend is not represented here. Further information can be found on the Council Secreteriat's Freedom of Information pages, via the Guide to Information.

Contact Details

For further information, please contact:
The Purchasing Department
Telephone: 01865 616 022
Email: purchasing@admin.ox.ac.uk

For payment enquiries, please contact:
The Payments Department
Telephone: 01865 616 016 or 616 103
Email: payments@admin.ox.ac.uk