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What is Procurement and Payment Services?

Procurement and Payment Services, which is part of Financial Operations, is the single point of contact for all centralized procurement and payment activities. Purchasing and Payment Services is considered the procurement expert at NU, setting the overall strategy regarding how purchases and payments should be made.

Northwestern University (NU) supports sustaining and promoting a procurement environment based on the understanding that departments and schools are in the best position to determine what they need to run their programs. Policies, procedures, and processes are meant to support their need to get products and services in a timely and cast effective manner, while also making sure appropriate business processes are followed.