Price Changes to Ready Refresh Water Pricing
Northwestern University has agreed to a cost increase for the Preferred Vendor Ready Refresh for drinking water. This is the 1st increase in over 5 years for the service. The cost changes will be implemented on September 1st, 2023. If you have any additional questions, contact Julie Maul at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1.5321.
We have exciting news about the
launch of Northwestern Print this month. Northwestern Print unifies our print services (in what is known as managed print service or MPS) across the Evanston and Chicago campuses to have a better user experience, save money, and make printer maintenance easier.
Independent Contractor Questionnaire No Longer in Use
Last spring the Offices of Human Resources, and Procurement and Payment Services, embarked on an initiative to improve the appropriate classification of workers as either contractors or employees. On 06/15/2023 Human Resources Compensation stopped the use of the Independent Contractor Questionnaire form (aka Request for Payment to an Individual) and replaced it with the Worker Classification OnBase Form process. Please refer to the Worker Classification Presentation pdf for additional information.
Iron Mountain Shredding update
As announced in our previous newsletter, we will be transitioning Iron Mountain Shredding to a central bill program managed by PPS. Work on the new program with Iron Mountain is underway and we expect roll-out in October.
Eurofins now available through Fisher Scientific
Fisher is excited to announce that they now have available,
through BuyNU, Eurofins DNA/RNA Synthesis, Sequencing, Gene Synthesis, and Whole Plasmid Sequencing product portfolio and services. Fisher Scientific can support custom DNA synthesis, Application Oligos, and Regulatory Products along with all Sequencing functionality and information sharing.
Office Depot credit
Some departments and schools may have noticed a credit applied to one of their chart strings by PPS recently.
Quartet - Operation Status
We have recently learned that Quartet, our preferred vendor for bulk duplicating service, has vacated their location in Evanston. Please note that they are still
actively accepting orders, printing them at a remote facility, and delivering them to campus until they settle on a new location.
Business Cards and Stationary Print Items - Changes
Our current contractor for business cards, letterhead and envelopes is Active Graphics. We have received word from them that they are exiting the business of printing these types of items. If you have any branded business card, letterhead, or envelope needs in the near future,
please place an order through iBuyNU by August 31, 2023.
Fiscal Year End 2023 Reminders
As we conclude Fiscal Year 2023, visit the
Fiscal Year End Webpage for important information, including key dates, task reminders and contacts. The website also includes a webinar presentations and corresponding presentation slides. We have also highlighted some
key dates related to Procurement and Payment Services.