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Procurement and Payment Services

University resource for purchasing-related activities

Important Updates

Coronavirus/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, as well as 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 >

Please note that we are working with less on-site staff at this time and many staff are working remotely, which could affect our response time.

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.


Subscribe to New PPS Listserv

Procurement and Payment Services 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

Procurement and Payment Services 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 >