Procurement and Payment Services Newsletter
Fall 2018
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Streamlining of Procurement Related Processes

Procurement and Payment Services is working with Finance, Facilities, and Research Administration (FFRA) to implement two system changes to streamline procurement related processes. Departments and schools may want to revisit some of their internal review processes based on these changes. Learn more >

Organizational Change Announcement

The functions of the Auxiliary Services unit, with the exception of Wildcard, has been moved from Facilities to Financial Operations. Learn more >


New Purchasing Documentation process to replace current BD Form and SSJ Forms

A new process to document purchasing decisions made by departments and schools has been created to replace the current BD Form and SSJ Form.  This new form allows departments and schools to answer a series of questions, and the end result will be the generation of a Bid Documentation Form (when multiple bids were solicited and received) or a Sole Source Justification Form (when the product or service can only be acquired from a single vendor).  Learn more >

New Procurement Standards Implemented to Comply with Uniform Guidance

New procedures to ensure Northwestern is in compliance with updated Uniform Guidance procurement standards for purchases on sponsored programs are now in place. Learn more >


Catering with Northwestern Dining

As previously announced, after an extensive evaluation and considerable collaboration with all units responsible for food service on campus, a new contract has been awarded to Compass Group. Part of the new contract is an enhanced catering program. Learn more >


American Express Personal Liability Credit Card Program Discontinued

As a result of recent enhancements to the University’s Corporate Card, the decision has been made to discontinue American Express personal liability program. Learn more >

Regular Features

New Contracts
Includes UPS, document and media shredding, and more

Changes to Existing Contracts
External Caterer Enhancements, Haworth/Kayhan Account Team update, and more

Contracts We're Working On
Includes International Credential Evaluation, Articulation, Translation Services and more

Sustainability Highlights
Flavia Coffee Machines, Ready Refresh Site Visits, and more

Wildcard Advantage Updates
Includes Falcon Eddy's Barbeque, CloseKnit and more

General Reminders
Winter Recess coverage, Supplier Request Tips, Purchase Order Change Request Tips, and more

Business Diversity Events

Procurement and Payment Services hosted a series of Meet and Greet sessions with local businesses seeking opportunities to partner with our new food service provider, Compass Group. Learn more >

Procure to Pay Information Session

Mark your calendars! Procurement and Payment Services is hosting a Procure to Pay Information Session on the Chicago and Evanston campus in January. Learn more >

Credit Card Fraud Alert

A Corporate Card cardholder was recently the victim of an Executive Impersonation scam . Learn more >

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