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2019 News

This page provides all featured stories from our 2019 Dollars & Sense newsletters. You can also view our Current News or view Back Issues of our newsletter for more information.

Summer 2019

Published August 7, 2019
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Spring 2019

Published March 28, 2019
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Featured Stories

New and Improved iBuyNU is now available

We are pleased to announce that iBuyNU was updated to a new, enhanced software platform on April 1, 2019. This update makes your shopping experience more efficient by providing a more-intuitive layout and improved functionality.

MilliporeSigma closing on-site stockrooms on both campuses
MilliporeSigma will be closing their on-site stockroom programs on both campuses.  This decision was mutually reached by the vendor and the University upon review of the sales data and inventory turnover rates.  Orders for MilliporeSigma products can still be placed through iBuyNU for delivery.

Vehicle Rental Changes
We are pleased to announce that a new program to facilitate the short term rental of vehicles that used to be provided through the Northwestern Motor Pool will be coming soon.  You will be able to rent vehicles directly from Enterprise Car Rental.

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. 

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.

Trademark Licensing and Promotional Products
Northwestern has exclusive rights to its name, logos, trademarks, songs, mottos, and mascots and prohibits their unauthorized use. The Trademark Licensing protects and monitors the use of the University's name and insignias. When purchasing items such as promotional products, the vendor must be licensed by the Northwestern Trademark Licensing Office.


Helpful Hints and Reminders When Arranging Moving Services
Moving season is here! We've put together important information to remember when arranging for household and laboratory moves.