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2017 News Archive

This page provides all featured stories from our 2017 Dollars & Sense newsletters. You can also view our Current News or view Back Issues of our newsletter for more information.

Fall 2017

Published December 7, 2017

Featured Stories

Winter Recess Closure
Procurement and Payment Services will be closed Friday, December 22, 2017, through Monday, January 1, 2018, in observance of Northwestern's Winter Recess.

Summer 2017

Published August 21, 2017
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Featured Stories

New Preferred Vendor List
The Preferred Vendor List has a new look and improved functionality!

Cook County Sweetened Beverage Tax Ordinance Takes Effect
The Cook County Board of Commissioners has passed a tax on beverages with sugar and artificial sweeteners.

Helpful Hints and Reminders When Arranging Moving Services
Moving season is here! We've provided some best practices when planning a move. 

Special Events – Reserving Hotel Room Blocks
When your department or school reserves a block of rooms at a hotel for a special event, conference, or meeting, the hotel will likely require an event agreement

Supplier Contracts Module in NUFinancials Update
With the NUFinancials upgrade to 9.2 complete, we are ready to reconvene the work group and begin a phased roll-out of the supplier contracts module.

Things You Should Know When Ordering Office Furniture
We recently developed some helpful hints and things to be aware of when purchasing office furniture.

MyWallet Tips
We've provided some simple tips for processing MyWallet Expense Reports. 

Reminder About Special Characters in the Vendor Database
Help us keep the vendor database free of unusual characters!

July 2017 Version of the W-8 Forms Available
We've provided some important tips to help speed up the processing of your July 2017 foreign supplier requests.
Fraud Alert
Notification to the vendor community, as well as Northwestern departments and schools, of an active email scam involving purchase orders and request for product quotations that purport to originate from Northwestern University but are in fact fraudulent.