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Procurement Diversity Events

Northwestern Supplier Diversity Events allow Northwestern leaders and decision-makers to learn about opportunities to work with the a select group of best-in-class minority-owned, women-owned, and Evanston-based professional services firms.

Upcoming Events

Compass Informational Meeting

  • Date:  Friday, February 23, 2024
  • Time:  10am
  • Location: Norris University Center, Northwestern Room 202 A&B
  • Parking: Segal Visitor Center, 1841 Sheridan Rd, Evanston, IL 60208

This event is organized by Northwestern and our food service provider, Compass Group. We would like to invite any food service related vendor that is interested in doing or expanding business opportunities at the University to meet with us. Register to join the event (external website).

Past Events

2020 Virtual Workshop for Small Business Leaders

Procurement and Payment Services, Corporate Engagement, the Kellogg School of Management, the Pritzker School of Law, and Neighborhood and Community Relations hosted a virtual workshop for small business leaders.  Read our news article to learn more about the event.

2016 Facilities Management Supplier Symposium

The Facilities Management Supplier Symposium “Creating Industry Connections through Business Diversity” was held in 2016 to inform diverse suppliers of industry trends in facilities and to create relationships with Northwestern University preferred contractors. 

2012 Professional Services Symposium

Northwestern University held a Supplier Diversity Symposium for Professional Services on June 26, 2012 with the following vendors:


  • Advantage Marketing Group
  • Blackstone Group
  • Burrell Communications Group
  • SIM Partners
  • Commonground


  • E. C. Ortiz & Co.
  • Prado & Renteria CPA's, P.C.
  • Ringold Financial Management Services, Inc.
  • Velma Butler & Company, Ltd.
  • Washington, Pittman & McKeever

Human Resources

  • B2B Strategic Solutions
  • Stafflogix Corporation
  • Vantage Solutions
  • Centrax Corporation

Information Technology

  • Fusion Integrated Solutions
  • Sayers Group
  • Viva USA
  • World Wide Technology
  • Converged Communication Systems

Investment/Asset Management

  • Ariel Investments
  • Earnest Partners
  • Holland Capital Management
  • Herndon Capital Management
  • Brown Capital

Coordinated by Procurement and Payment Services, Northwestern’s Procurement Diversity Program exists to provide diverse vendors with an opportunity to do business with the University.