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Procurement and Payment Services

University resource for purchasing-related activities

Fraud Alert

Notification to the vendor community, as well as Northwestern departments and schools, of an active email scam involving purchase orders and request for product quotations that purport to originate from Northwestern but are in fact fraudulent. Learn more >

Who We Are

Procurement and Payment Services, part of Financial Operations, is the single point of contact for all centralized procurement and payment activities. Procurement and Payment Services is considered the procurement expert at Northwestern, setting the overall strategy regarding how purchases and payments should be made.


New Document and Media Shredding Contract Awarded
Procurement is pleased to announce a new Preferred Vendor contract for document shredding services with Iron Mountain Inc.  Learn more > 

New and Improved iBuyNU Coming in April
iBuyNU will be updated to a new, enhanced software platform in April 2019. This update will make your shopping experience more efficient by providing a more-intuitive layout and improved functionality. Learn more >

Organizational Change
The Northwestern Auxiliary Services department, formerly of Facilities Management, now reports to Procurement and Payment Services, Financial Operations. Learn more >

New Procedures Implemented for Uniform Guidance
New procedures have been implemented to ensure Northwestern's compliance with Uniform Guidance.  Learn more >

New Purchasing Decision Documentation Process
Staff no longer need to choose Bid Documentation Form (BD-1) or Sole Source Justification Form (SSJ-1) at the beginning of the process. The new online process prompts staff to answer a series of questions, and when finished, the appropriate form will be generated. Learn more >