Procurement and Payment Services Newsletter
Spring 2020
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Procurement and Payment Services Operational Update

In support of our staff members and following the University’s guidance on limiting non-essential staff on campus, we have implemented changes to mail delivery, accounts payable, and related services. Learn more >


Essential Purchases Only

As indicated by leadership in a communication to faculty and staff, most discretionary spending is being paused. The overall goal is to mitigate spending with a focus on reducing non-essential expenses as much as possible. Your partnership as University leaders and budget leaders is critical to us successfully navigating a rapidly changing financial landscape. Learn more >


PPE Supplies

Please note that Procurement and Payment Services is purchasing general personal protective equipment (PPE) to support a phased return to campus. Learn more > 

New Open Lab Sessions

Beginning in May, Procurement and Payment Services was to begin hosting in-person monthly Open Lab Sessions, in which staff are able to meet our team, ask questions, and review processes. However, during the Stay at Home order from the State of Illinois, we will be hosting a virtual open lab session via Zoom. Learn more >


Additional Purchasing and Payment Policy Reminders

Even in these trying times, departments and schools should still adhere to certain procurement and payment core policy requirements. Learn more > 

Amazon in iBuyNU

We are excited to announce that PPS has been working to implement an Amazon Business Prime Catalog in iBuyNU. The purpose of implementing Amazon Business in iBuyNU is to complement all of the Preferred Vendor catalogs already in iBuyNU.  Learn more >

Regular Features

New Contracts
Includes new printing contracts, translation vendor, and more

Existing Contract Updates
Copier lease fees waived, Peapod closed, and more

Contracts We're Working On
Copier management program, timekeeping software, and more

Sustainability Highlights
sustainNU hosted a Virtual Earth Month this past April

Wildcard Advantage Updates
Includes Eggsperience Express Cafe, Quality Alteration and Tailoring Co., and more

General Reminders
Policy reminders regarding food purchases, Corporate Card reminders, and more

Accounts Payable Management Update

After nearly 31 years of service to Northwestern University, Guy Wilson, Manager of Accounts Payable, retired.  Learn more >

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Procurement and Payment Services
Vendor File Management | Purchasing | e-Procurement Solutions | Accounts Payable | Corporate Card | Logistics |Travel

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Phone: 847.491.8120 | Fax: 847.467.5400 |