Procurement and Payment Services Newsletter
Summer 2018
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2018 Preferred Vendor Expo

Join us for this year’s Preferred Vendor Expo! Held on both the Evanston and Chicago campuses, the Preferred Vendor Expo is the only on-campus event that specifically promotes our Preferred Vendors and presents the most meaningful opportunities to connect with our campus community. Learn more >

New Procurement Standards being Implemented to Comply with Uniform Guidance

New procedures for purchases on sponsored programs will begin September 1, 2018 Learn more >

Compass on Campus

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. Learn more >

Cost Containment Strategies & Ideas

As the University works collaboratively to build a better Northwestern, we have pulled together ideas to help departments and schools operate in a more efficient manner from a purchasing and payment perspective. 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 will allow 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 >

Fiscal Year End Reminders

Fiscal Year End is fast approaching. Visit the Fiscal Year End website for key close information including dates, tasks, and contacts. Learn more >

Reminder Regarding Charitable Donations by the University

The Charitable Donations by the University policy provides guidance for the unique occasions when Northwestern may donate to another not-for-profit entity. Learn more >

Regular Features

New Contracts
Includes Compass Group Food Service, Uprising Software, and more

Changes to Existing Contracts
New B&H Account Team email address, new Dell representatives, a Dell "Back to School" Offer, and more

Contracts We're Working On
Includes shredding services, travel services, and more

Sustainability Highlights
Tips on how to create a more sustainable campus workplace

Wildcard Advantage Updates
Includes Naf Naf Middle Eastern Grill, Geico, and more

General Reminders
WebEx is available at no cost, and helpful reminders when arranging moving services

Business Diversity Events

Procurement's Business Diversity team hosted two events this summer, to promote local and diverse vendors. Learn more >

Have a Question?

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