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A Note From The Director: 

SUPPLIER NOTICE:  PURCHASE ORDER FRAUD ALERT

Notice to Suppliers and Potential Suppliers of Fraudulent Email Activity Involving Orders

This notice is to alert you to an active email scam involving purchase orders and request for product quotations that purport to originate from Northeastern University, but are, in fact, fraudulent. While the university cannot prevent this illegal activity, it has informed law enforcement.  

Please be cautious and alert to potentially false emails and order documentation, and carefully review unsolicited POs purporting to be from the university, especially if NU is not already a customer of yours.  Here are some common traits or themes of these fraudulent emails that may help reduce risk to your company of becoming a victim of this financial scam: emails poorly written, non-Northeastern email domains, non-Boston University addresses, and attachments do not appear authentic.   

If you have any questions as to the authenticity of a purchase order or request for quotation that purports to be from Northeastern, please contact us directly.  If you believe that you have received a fraudulent email that claims to be from Northeastern, you should forward it, via email to Jim Stack ( j.stack@neu.edu), Procurement Services, to verify its legitimacy before responding to the email or filling the order.

Michael McNamara

Director Procurement Services

Northeastern University

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Uniform Guidance Notice

Northeastern University has delayed implementation of the Uniform Guidance Procurement Standards until September 1, 2017, as provided by the waiver of the procurement rules stated in COFAR FAQ, Section 110-6, released November 26, 2014. This notice applies to Procurement only. In the interim, the OMB Circulars will apply to grants and cooperative agreements.

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