Winter Recess Coverage
Procurement and Payment Services will observe the University's Winter Recess beginning December 22, 2023 through January 1, 2024. During this period, all academic and administrative offices will be closed. We will return to normal business hours on Tuesday, January 2, 2024. For questions, contact Procurement and Payment Services (PPS) at 847-491-8120 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Northwestern Purchasing and Payment Policy Update
Earlier this fall, Procurement and Payment Services reviewed and updated Northwestern's Purchasing and Payment Policy. It is essential for making purchasing and payment decisions at Northwestern to understand both the purchasing and payment policy and the policy related procedures.
NUQuickPay is a program allowing individuals who are set up as suppliers within NUFinancials to be paid electronically through the Payment Request or Purchase Order processes. JP Morgan Chase Bank recently updated its platform requiring re-registration for all individuals currently enrolled to receive payment via Zelle/ACH. This update does NOT affect payments to employees (e.g., faculty, staff, and students). Please re-register prior to processing payment. If you have any questions, please contact Procurement and Payment Services at email@example.com.
Business Card Updates
A new stationary contract has been awarded to C2 Imaging for the Northwestern University brand standard business cards and stationery. The new stationery catalog will be available in iBuyNU at a future time. In the meantime, Office of Global Marketing and Procurement and Payment Services created an order form to attach to a non-catalog purchase order available on the C2 Imaging preferred vendor page. Please follow instructions on the order form to place orders with the vendor. For general questions, please contact Julie Maul at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Face Shields Available
During COVID, Procurement and Payment Services acquired face shields for use on campus and there are several cases of shields still available. If any department, school, or lab is in need of face shields, please contact Procurement and Payment Services at email@example.com. Face shields will be provided at no charge until depleted.
New Enterprise Car Rental Agreement
Northwestern is part of the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) car rental contract with Enterprise. Recently, a new contract was awarded to Enterprise/National. To ensure business use rates remain cost effective, the leisure rates for use by faculty and staff for personal use were increased. A new affinity car rental program will be established shortly and accessible through the Enterprise web page. For any questions, contact Procurement and Payment Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apple Ordering Update
As of October 2023, Apple has implemented a new policy stipulating that Northwestern orders must come through iBuyNU and will no longer be fulfilling non-catalog orders through NUFinancials. Learn more.
Update on Preferred Vendor, Quartet
Quartet, our preferred vendor for bulk duplicating services, now has a single location on our Chicago campus, located at the Searle Medical Research building at 320 E. Superior Street. Quartet can print orders at this location and deliver to departments and schools on the Chicago and Evanston campuses. Please visit the Quartet preferred vendor page for information.