Purchasing Resource Services News & Events
U.S. Cellular Discontinuing Chicagoland Service
U.S. Cellular has been one of three NU Preferred Vendors for cellular phones. U.S. Cellular recently sold its Chicago market to subsidiaries of Sprint Nextel Corporation. After the sale is final (expected to be sometime in May), customers will have 90 days to decide whether to stay with Sprint or move to a new carrier. Customers should receive letters from U.S. Cellular detailing the options and procedures. Their U.S. Cellular phones will still work during this transition period.
We encourage NU customers to move their service to one of the other two Preferred Vendors, AT&T or T-Mobile. For information on these vendors, visit the AT&T Vendor Profile or T-Mobile Vendor Profile.
Spring Cleaning to Summer Shredding
FREE for one day only! Cintas Document Management (formerly ShredX), Northwestern’s Preferred Vendor for document destruction, will have document drop-off trucks posted at convenient locations on each campus. Bring sensitive materials from your department/school for free shredding. Please note: Materials must be from a Northwestern department or school. Personal documents will not be accepted.
Why Shred Your Documents?
- Reduce risk
- Comply with university guidelines regarding confidential information
- Prevent consumer fraud and identity theft
- Clear out your office
- Conserve paper - 100% of shredded paper is recycled
July 16: Chicago Campus
11:00 am - 12:45 pm Rubloff Dock
1:15 - 3:00 pm Tarry Dock
July 17: Evanston Campus
11:00 am -12:45 pm South campus location TBD
11:00 am - 3:00 pm North campus location TBD
1:15 - 3:00 pm Norris Dock
Note: Materials may or may not be shredded on-site, depending on drop-off location and truck type. If you have more frequent shredding needs, contact Cintas Document Management at 708-345-8392 to arrange regular service at a competitive rate. For more information about university policy, read the NU Retention of University Records Policy. For questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shredding Services Require New Blanket PO's
ShredX by Rentacrate was recently purchased by Cintas. Cintas has now taken ownership of the NU contract and is providing document destruction services for the University community.
If you are a current customer, the shredding bins in your department will remain, and a “Cintas” sticker will be placed over the ShredX name. Cintas has begun coordinating the route service and has already visited many of our end users.
Any current Blanket Purchase Orders under the previous name “ShredX by Rentacrate” should be cancelled out by the end user. This vendor account has been deactivated in the NU accounting system, and you will no longer be able to issue orders under your previous Blanket PO.
Any previous invoices from “ShredX by Rentacrate” will need to be paid via an online voucher.
End users will need to issue a new Blanket PO for your shredding services to: “Cintas Document Management”.
The Cintas Document Management (formerly ShredX) Vendor Profile has been renamed and revised to include the updated vendor form and pricing sheet.
New Blanket PO's Required for Embassy Coffee
Embassy Coffee has recently been purchased by Compass Group USA and is now doing business as Embassy Canteen Refreshment Services.
Any current Blanket Purchase Orders under the previous name “Embassy Coffee” should be cancelled out by the end user. This vendor account has been deactivated in the NU accounting system, and you will no longer be able to issue orders under your previous Blanket PO.
Any previous invoices from “Embassy Coffee” will need to be paid via an online voucher.
End users will need to issue a new Blanket PO for coffee orders payable to: “Embassy Canteen Refreshment Services”.
The Embassy Vendor Profile has been revised to include the updated vendor pricing sheet, which also includes the updated product code numbers. Please contact Embassy Canteen Refreshment Services to obtain your new order form.
New Feature Coming Soon: With this new change, you will soon be able to order your coffee products directly through Embassy’s online ordering system. Once that is ready and available, you will be notified and can simplify your ordering process. Stay tuned for further updates.