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Procurement and Payment Services

University resource for purchasing-related activities

Important Updates

COVID-19 updates: For COVID-19 resources and information related to Procurement and Payment Services, visit our webpage >

Fraud alert: March 2020 notification to the vendor community and Northwestern departments and schools, of an active scam involving purchase orders for products that purport to originate from Northwestern but are in fact fraudulent. Read the full notification >

Who We Are

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

Primary Functions

Are you looking for mail, travel services or trademark licensing? Auxiliary Services can help you with those resources and more.



Fluid Requisitions- Webinar Recording Available

PPS and Northwestern IT are working on a project to implement Fluid Requisition functionality in NUFinancials in late January 2023. Northwestern currently uses the “classic” view when requisitioning but will transition to the “fluid” view to provide a smoother end-user experience. To make this transition as seamless as possible, PPS and Northwestern IT hosted this campus webinar to demonstrate the new Fluid Requisition interface.

Subscribe to New PPS Listserv

PPS will now communicate important information via a new Listserv. The Listserv will be used to email subscribers information in-between our quarterly Dollars & Sense Newsletter. Visit the New PPS Listserv webpage to learn more >

Open Lab Sessions

PPS hosts monthly Open Lab Sessions, in which staff are able to meet our team, ask questions, and review processes.  Visit the Open Lab webpage to learn more >