The IOM Logistics Emergency Catalogue contains detailed specifications of the most commonly procured non-food items. These specifications allow comparison between suppliers, convergence of items with other major humanitarian responders, and testing for quality control. They also enable suppliers to understand IOM's expectations in terms of items delivered. Unless otherwise stated, and apart from branding considerations, the specifications are as per the ICRC/IFRC catalogue. Each of the specifications has an accompanying material code to support tracking in PRISM and logistics as well as other data to support with logistics. A table with the items included in this catalogue, and their respective material codes, can be found below.
The purpose of using the same specifications as ICRC/IFRC is to promote harmonization between agencies and distribution sites, as well as to ensure that agencies can push with a collective voice for consistent quality with suppliers.
Without these detailed specifications and accompanying quality control processes, it is very difficult to ensure that shipments meet the standards agreed when supply contracts were established, or to resolve any disputes in the case of poor quality shipments.
Some items such as family tents should not be procured to any other specifications unless clear justification is given based on appropriate national standards, and clear relationships with suppliers established. Failure to do so may well result in procurements that do not meet basic humanitarian needs, significant quality issues and challenges at distribution sites. Similarly, if any of the below mentioned items will be procured beyond IOM's or the National (cluster) standards, field missions are requested to consult from thematic experts before any purchase.
Additional guidance on quality control is available by contacting the Shelter Support team and the Manila Supply Chain Unit (MSCU).
Please note that the materials codes have recently changed.
||New Material Code
||Old Material Code
|Bag 100x100cm, 30kg cap, 200gsm tarp
|Blanket, Type 3, Synthetic, 1.5x2m, H Temp
|Blanket, Type 4, Synthetic, 1.5x2m, M Temp
|Bladder Tanks, 5,000L with Tap Stand and Accessories
|Bladder Tanks, 10,000L with Tap Stand and Accessories
|Bucket, plastic, 14L, Heavy duty plastic
|Geodesic Family Tent
|Jerrycan, Type 1, 10L, plastic flat bag
|Jerrycan, Type 2, 10L, plastic foldable
|Jerrycan, Type 3, 15L, plastic foldable
|Jerrycan, Type 4, 20L, plastic foldable
|Jerrycan, Type 5, plastic rigid
|Kitchen set A, ICRC Type A cooking and serving 38pcs
|Kitchen set B, ICRC Type B cooking and serving 36 pcs
|Sleeping mat, 1.80x0.90m, twill weave
|Mosquito net, 1.90x1.50x1.80m, LLIN, PE
|Sheet, Tarpaulin 4x6m, reinforcement bands
|Tarpaulin, rolls 4x60m
|Solar Lamp Type A
|Solar Lamp Type B
|Winterized liner kit for frame tent
|Tent, Multi-purpose, 7.5x6m, 45m2
|Tent, Mobile Storage Unit (MSU), 10x24m
|Shelter Tool, Crowbar/Wrecking Bar 18"
|Shelter Tool, Handsaw for Timber
|Shelter Tool, Shovel, round point, Y handle
|Shelter Tool, Claw Hammer
|Shelter Tool, Hoe, long handle, large
|Shelter Tool, Shears for metal sheet
|Shelter Fixings, Nail for roof sheets
|Shelter Fixings, Nail for wood, Large
|Shelter Fixings, Nail for wood, Small
|Rope, polypropylene, black, 8mm twisted
|Rope, polypropylene, black, 10mm twisted
|Tie Wire, galvanized
|Onion Tank, 30m3
|Latrine Slab/Squatting Plate