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Procurement and Payment Services

University resource for purchasing-related activities

PPS COVID updates:  Visit our COVID-19 webpage for resources and information related to Procurement and Payment Services.

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.

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.

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Primary Functions

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


Wildcard Advantage Program

The Wildcard Advantage Program is now managed by Procurement and Payment Services.

Fluid Requisitions Live - Classic Unavailable This Summer

PPS and Northwestern IT hosted two webinar training courses in January to review Fluid Requisition functionality in NUFinancials.  Previously, Northwestern used the “classic” view when requisitioning but has transitioned to the “fluid” view to provide a smoother end-user experience. Currently both fluid and classic views are available in NUFinancials; however, the classic view will be unavailable as of June 12.

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. 

Open Lab Sessions

PPS hosts monthly Open Lab Sessions, in which staff are able to meet our team, ask questions, and review processes.