This page provides procurement-related news including featured stories from our Dollars & Sense newsletter, current updates related to our Preferred Vendors, and upcoming events. You can also view News Stories By Year or view Back Issues of our newsletter for more information.
- MilliporeSigma closing on-site stockrooms on both campuses
- Enroll with New Shredding Vendor by April 8
- Ready Refresh Payment Method Change
- Trademark Licensing and Promotional Products
- Helpful Hints and Reminders When Arranging Moving Services
Procurement and Payment Services (PPS) conducts many Invitations to Bid to establish contracts for use by departments and schools. These contracts may be for use by all departments and schools, which are Preferred Vendors, or they may be contracts for use by specific departments and schools. Contracts are established based on the results of a formal, competitive Invitation to
|Recent Contracts Established by PPS|
New Document and Media Shredding Contract Awarded
Qualtrics Campus Agreement
Regalia Vendor Selected
Changes to Existing Contracts
Updates to existing contracts established by Procurement and Payment Services (PPS) may include new contact information for dedicated representatives, service updates, and newly available products. For questions about these updates, please view the individual vendor pages on the Preferred Vendor List or contact PPS at 847.491.8120 or email@example.com.
|Recent Changes Made to Contracts Established by PPS|
New SHI Account Representative
PGI Account Representative Change
Dell Customer Service Change
Contracts We're Working On
Procurement and Payment Services (PPS) is always working to establish Preferred Vendor contracts that best serve the needs of all Northwestern departments and schools. These are a combination of new contracts and timely rebids of current contracts. For questions about these or other bids, please contact PPS at 847.491.8120 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Adobe Creative Cloud Renewal
- Crashplan Contract Updates
- Kivuto Cloud Renewal
- School of Communication - CRM Software
- Registrar’s Office - International Credential Evaluation, Articulation, Translation Services
- Northwestern IT Data Center Switch Refresh
- AV Vendor Master Service Agreements
- Student Renter's Insurance
- Life Safety Maintenance Program
- Patent Prosecution/IP Legal Services
- Laboratory Reference Testing
- Uniform purchase program for Facilities staff (& possibly Housing)
- Elevator Maintenance (FM)
- Chiller Maintenance (FM)
- Life/Safety Maintenance (FM)
- Carpet and flooring
- Grease trap cleaning
- Computer recycling
- Copier Management
- IT Service Vendor Prequalification: AV Service Vendors
- Printing prequalified list
- Staffing prequalified list
- Construction prequalified list
|Celebrate Earth Day at the Inaugural Earth Day Fair
sustainNU and Northwestern commemorate Earth Day each year to increase awareness of environmental issues. This year the University will be hosting its first Earth Day Fair for the campus community on Tuesday, April 23 from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm in the Wildcat Room at the Norris University Center.
All on campus are invited to attend this inaugural Earth Day fair. The fair will offer an opportunity to learn about what the University, our student groups, and vendor partners are doing to make a difference and advance social justice and sustainability at Northwestern.
As an Environmental Protection Agency ENERGY STAR Partner, this celebration is a meaningful way to engage our campus community in critical climate issues. Earth Day celebrations commemorate the birth of the environmental movement. On April 22, 1970, almost fifty years ago, millions of Americans protested against issues causing pollution and environmental disasters, calling for a healthy and sustainable environment. By the end of that year, the first Earth Day had led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts.
We hope you will be able to stop by the Norris Center to celebrate this important national event.
|Earth Hour - Power Down for Climate Action
The University will observe Earth Hour on Saturday, March 30 from 8:30 – 9:30 PM. Earth Hour is a global event and symbolizes that each of us, working together, can make a positive impact on climate change. Learn more about how you can support sustainNU and create awareness around energy reduction on the sustainNU webpage >
Business Diversity Highlights
|Local Supplier Selected for Dining Program|
|As a result of one of our Meet and Greet sessions introducing local businesses seeking opportunities to partner with our food service provider Compass Group, Garfield Produce is now providing microgreens to Northwestern dining halls. Read the full Northwestern Now article >
Questions about Procurement Diversity? Contact Gwen Turner, Procurement Diversity Director, at email@example.com or 847.467.6333
Wildcard Advantage Spotlight & Employee Discounts
Wildcard Advantage Spotlight:
|Wildcard Advantage Spotlight - Sparkl
Sparkl is a Chicago based women owned business that provides mobile care wash services. Sparkl uses no water and biodegradable products to clean the interior and exterior of your car. Northwestern employees and students are offered a 20% discount on wash services. Have your car washed while you are working, no need to move your car, Sparkl will come directly to you. Go to SparklNow.com to download the app and purchase your services. Please enter promo code WILDCAT to obtain your savings.
New Wildcard Advantage businesses:
|Deka Lash||Beauty & Fitness||EV||20% off products and services
|Evanston Citgo||Miscellaneous||EV||10% off convenience store items
|HEART Certified Auto Care
||Automotive||EV||50% off oil changes|
|Kilwins Evanston||Food & Restaurants||EV||
|RUNAWAY Fitness||Beauty & Fitness||CH
|SideDoor||Food & Restaurants||CH||15% off|
|Stacked and Folded||Food & Restaurants||EV||10% off dine in|
|Studio RedLeaf||Professional Services||CH||$99 Linkedin Headshot Special|
|Sugar Bliss Cake Boutique||Food & Restaurants||CH||10% off
|Sweat Junkie Fitness||Beauty & Fitness||EV||$10 single class
Visit the Wildcard Advantage Program website for the full list of participating businesses.
Some things to keep in mind for Spring 2019:
|Spring 2019 Reminders|
AK Scientific removed from NUFinancials
Please note that AK Scientific was recently added to the Federal debarred vendor list. We have therefore removed them from NUFinancials and they are no longer available to order from. If you have any questions, or need to look for an alternative supplier, please contact Procurement at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1.8120.
Northwestern Ergonomic Program
The Northwestern Ergonomic Program is designed to prevent and reduce work-related ergonomic strain. Risk Management offers ergonomic evaluation and training to prevent strains, and possible equipment recommendations and/or work practices to improve your health and comfort. Contact Gwen Butler, Director of Environmental Health and Safety, for additional information or to schedule an ergonomic evaluation. Evaluations are free and require supervisor approval. Many of the items needed can be purchased from the following Preferred Vendors:
Did you know? Preferred Vendors for Office Furniture can provide more than just furniture
If you have an issue with your office furniture (such as a broken arm cap on your office chair), furniture repairs can be provided at either no cost or minimal cost (depending on damage and warranty), rather than having to purchase new.
Modifying Supplier Information - To ADD or UPDATE address?
When requesting to edit supplier address information there is a choice to make – are you adding or updating an address? The difference is the following:
Questions? Call the Vendor File Management team at 847.491.4707 or email email@example.com
Purchase Order Change Request Tips
Visit myHR Learn to view the comprehensive Change, Cancel, Close a Purchase Order job-aid. For assistance with these processes, contact the Northwestern IT Help Desk at 1.4357 or firstname.lastname@example.org.