Procurement and Payment Services Newsletter
Spring 2019
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New and Improved iBuyNU Coming in April

We are pleased to announce that iBuyNU will be updated to a new, enhanced software platform in April 2019. This update will make your shopping experience more efficient by providing a more-intuitive layout and improved functionality.  Learn more >

MilliporeSigma Closing On-Site Stockrooms

MilliporeSigma will be closing their on-site stockroom programs on both campuses. On-site orders will be accepted through April 1, 2019. This decision was mutually reached by the vendor and the University upon review of the sales data and inventory turnover rates. However, MilliporeSigma is still a very important preferred vendor and partner of the University.  Orders for MilliporeSigma products can still be placed through iBuyNU for delivery.  Learn more >


Vehicle Rental Changes

Procurement is working with Facilities Management to facilitate the short terms rental of vehicles. It will allow you to rent vehicles directly from Enterprise Car Rental and will be rolled out in April.  Learn more >


Enroll with New Shredding Vendor by April 8

Procurement is pleased to announce a new Preferred Vendor contract for document shredding services with Iron Mountain Inc. This contract was awarded as a result of a formal Invitation to Bid. Northwestern departments currently using the previous preferred vendod, Shred It, must complete the Enrollment Form by April 8 to complete the transition.  Learn more >


Ready Refresh Payment Method Change

A change has been made to the Ready Refresh contract to streamline the payment process and avoid match exceptions with invoices. Blanket orders should no longer be used to purchase and pay for services with Ready Refresh. Instead, departments and schools are now encouraged to utilize the Payment Request or Corporate Card method to pay Ready Refresh invoices.  Learn more >


Trademark Licensing and Promotional Products

When purchasing items such as promotional products, the vendor must be licensed by the Northwestern Trademark Licensing office. Procurement has established four Preferred Vendors for Promotional Products who are all licensed for trademark use.  Learn more >

Regular Features

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

Changes to Existing Contracts
SHI account representative update, and more

Contracts We're Working On
Includes copier management, elevator maintenance, and more

Sustainability Highlights
Celebrate Earth Day at the Inaugural Earth Day Fair, learn about Earth Hour

Wildcard Advantage Updates
Includes Sparkl spotlight and more

General Reminders
PO change request tips, modifying supplier address information, and more

Business Diversity

Garfield Produce is now providing microgreens to Northwestern dining halls . Learn more >

Moving Services Best Practices

Moving season is here! Read the best practices when arranging for household and laboratory moves. Learn more >

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