6.13 Sharing a warehouse with other NGOs
Rental and security costs could be significantly reduced by sharing a warehouse (with several divisions) or a compound (with several buildings) with another NGO. However, it should never involve sharing a single undivided space, as this could be a source of problems in terms of coordination, responsibility and procedure.
If an organization asks for temporary storage in CARE warehouses, the logistician has to clarify the:
- duration of storage and the cost in terms of pallets, cleaning and labor, if any
- person entitled by the other organization to release the goods and documentation used
- non-liability of CARE for the goods in case of damage, looting or theft.