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.

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.

About Purchasing Resource Services
Find related departments, contact information, and news.

Latest News & Links

Orbitz For Business Named Preferred Vendor for Travel Services
Orbitz For Business has been selected to replace Tower Travel as NU’s primary Preferred Vendor for Travel Services. This change will take place in October 2013. For more information, visit the PRS News page.

U.S. Cellular Discontinuing Chicagoland Service
U.S. Cellular recently sold its Chicago market to subsidiaries of Sprint Nextel Corporation. For information, visit the PRS News page.

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