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2021 News

This page provides all featured stories from our 2021 Dollars & Sense newsletters. You can also view our Current News or view Back Issues of our newsletter for more information.

Summer 2021

Published August 5, 2021

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Spring 2021

Published March 25, 2021
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Featured Stores
New Invoicing System
Procurement and Payment Services is excited to announce the implementation of a new invoicing process.  New technology will be used to streamline the processing of invoices. 
Print Management Program
Ricoh will be contacting departments and schools on campus that currently have copiers from our three current preferred vendors (Ricoh, Gordon Flesch, and Regal) to transition them to the new campus wide contract when their current leases expire. 
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Reminder
Procurement and Payment Services purchases general personal protective equipment (PPE) for the University and providing it to departments and schools on campus upon request at no cost. 
DocuSign Digital Signatures
Northwestern has partnered with DocuSign to provide the University with a standard digital signature solution. DocuSign is a digital signature solution designed to improve workflow for signing and approving official documents in an efficient and secure way, eliminating the need to transfer important documents in need of signature via email, fax, or US Mail.   
Changes to the Purchasing Decision Documentation Form
The Purchasing Decision Documentation process has been updated to require the Department ID affiliated with the purchase.  When completing the form, you will no longer need to select a department name.  The department name will autofill after you enter the Department ID.
Supplier Registration Tip - Attachments
Processing a supplier registration request or supplier change request through the NUPortal requires that you attach supporting documentation. Rather than scanning and attaching each piece of paper separately to the request, you can scan all of the paperwork together and attach one document. 
iBuyNU Reminders
Procurement has compiled some important reminders when shopping in iBuyNU.
University Travel
As the travel season approaches, remember to keep University travel policy and COVID-19 Travel Guidelines in mind.