Purchasing Resource Services

best value imageThe Northwestern University Purchasing Resource Services team collaborates with
departments and schools to deliver best-value procurement services.

Buying at Northwestern
Learn about the procurement process at Northwestern University, from the bid process to receiving. Purchasing and Payments Training

Preferred Vendors
Northwestern has negotiated contracts with dozens of vendors. Find the preferred vendor that fits your needs and learn more about the iBuyNU marketplace.

Policies and Forms
Reference Northwestern’s purchasing policies and procedures, or download a purchasing form.

Information for Vendors
Current and prospective vendors can learn about the registration process and read the vendor’s code of conduct.

Resources & Tools for Buyers
Find definitions to purchasing terms, answers to frequently asked questions, information about record retention and more.

Purchasing Programs and Initiatives
Through the Supplier Diversity and Sustainability programs, PRS connects university buyers to pre-screened vendors. The Personal Purchase program provides personal discounts to University employees. The Surplus Property Exchange lists University surplus property and supplies available for sale.

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Uniform Guidance: The University, as provided by the waiver of procurement rules stated in COFAR FAQ, Section 110-6, released November 26, 2014, has delayed implementation of the Uniform Guidance Procurement Standards until September 1, 2016. In the interim, the OMB Circulars will apply to grants and cooperative agreements.