Procurement and Payment Services Newsletter
Summer 2017
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Fiscal Year End and NUFinancials 9.2 Upgrade

Fiscal Year End is fast approaching. Visit the Fiscal Year End website for key close information including dates, tasks, and contacts. Learn more >

Office Furniture Helpful Hints

New contracts for office furniture were established June 1, 2016, based on a competitive Request for Proposal process. We recently developed some helpful hints and things to be aware of when purchasing office furniture. Learn more >

New Preferred Vendor List

The Preferred Vendor List has a new look and improved functionality! Learn more >

Food Service RFP

The University will soon conduct a campus-wide RFP (Request for Proposals) for a comprehensive food service program, driven by an enterprise-wide food service strategy that prioritizes high-quality food, optimized services, creative meal plans, sustainability, and cost-effectiveness for students, faculty, and staff. Learn more >

Cook County Sweetened Beverage Tax Ordinance

The Cook County Board of Commissioners has passed a tax on beverages with sugar and artificial sweeteners. Learn more >

Moving Services Helpful Hints

Moving season is here! We've provided some best practices when planning a move. Learn more >

Reserving Hotel Room Blocks

When your department or school reserves a block of rooms at a hotel for a special event, conference, or meeting, the hotel will likely require an event agreement. Learn more >

Supplier Contracts Module in NUFinancials Update

With the NUFinancials upgrade to 9.2 complete, we are ready to reconvene the work group and begin a phased roll-out of the supplier contracts module. Learn more >

Reminder About Special Characters in the Vendor Database

Help us keep the vendor database free of unusual characters! Learn more >

July 2017 Version of the W-8 Forms Available

We've provided some important tips to help speed up the processing of your July 2017 foreign supplier requests. Learn more >

MyWallet Tips

We've provided some simple tips for processing MyWallet Expense Reports. Learn more >

Regular Features

New Contracts
Includes Siteimprove software campus agreement, DB Schenker customs brokerage service, and more

Changes to Existing Contracts
Apple School Manager and new contacts for SHI, Dell, and more

Contracts We're Working On
Includes food service, HR timekeeping software, and more

Procurement Diversity Highlights
Check out a recap of the inaugural FM Supplier Symposium 

Sustainability Highlights
Learn about the green benefits of using high-capacity cartridges

Wildcard Advantage Updates
Includes Northwestern's Center for Talent Development, Purple Pig, Dell's summer offers, and more

Fraud Alert

Notification to the vendor community, as well as Northwestern departments and schools, of an active email scam involving purchase orders and request for product quotations that purport to originate from Northwestern University but are in fact fraudulent.  

View common traits and learn who to contact if you suspect you have received a fraudulent email, purchase order, or invoice. Learn more >

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