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New Procurement Standards being Implemented to Comply with Uniform Guidance

Update September 1, 2018

New procedures to ensure Northwestern is in compliance with updated Uniform Guidance procurement standards for purchases on sponsored programs are now in place. To review all information related to these new procedures, visit the new Uniform Guidance Procurement Standards webpage.

August 8, 2018

Procurement and Payment Services has been working with Research Financial Operations and ASRSP to implement new procedures to ensure Northwestern is in compliance with Uniform Guidance purchasing requirements, which applies to grants and cooperative agreements.  These new procedures for purchases on sponsored programs will begin September 1, 2018.  The primary goals of these procurement standards are to:

Our team is in the process of updating all related procedures, websites, and forms, as well as developing checklists to guide departments/schools on the new review process.  Below are a few highlights of these changes:

A powerpoint presentation (PDF) is also available with additional information on how Northwestern is planning to make sure we are in compliance with Uniform Guidance.

For questions, contact Procurement at 1.8120 or

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