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Purchasing Department

Services & Guidelines

SERVICES

  • Providing information about products, services, costs and delivery options
  • Recommending suppliers who can best meet your requirements
  • Negotiating contracts and pricing agreements
  • Informing you about available University-wide agreements
  • Evaluating product performance
  • Assisting you with budget preparation for major projects
  • Communicating procurement policies and procedures
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PO Terms & Conditions

Tax Exempt Forms

AMEX Corporate & Purchasing Cards

Independent Contractor Info

Performers & Events Info

Banner Finance Help Webpage

Accounts Payable

Budget

General Counsel
Facilities

Information Technology Services (ITS)

NOTE: All real estate leases must be reviewed by University Counsel and Business Services prior to being executed by an authorized University official.

PURCHASE ORDER SERVICE LEVEL

All requests for purchase orders will be fulfilled between 24  and 48 hours, if all required documentation is provided.

GUIDELINES

Procurement Guidelines (Revised 05/16/17)

Matrix Legend:  (1) = The most preferred method

(5) = The least preferred method

(NA) = Not Applicable (Maximum NUCard transaction limit is $5K) 

Procurement

& Payment

Methods

Purchases of Goods/Services

$5,000

Purchases of Goods/Services

>$5,000 and <$10,000

Purchases of Goods/Services

$10,000

myMarketplace

1

1

1

NU Card (Purchasing Card)

2

N/A

N/A

NU Card (Corporate Card)

3

N/A

N/A

Requisition/ Purchase Order & Change Order

4

(only if required by supplier or NU Card not accepted)

2

2

(3 bids required)

Direct Pay

5

(only if NUCard is not accepted by supplier and for specific
commodities)

3

Only for specific commodities

3

Only for specific commodities

Legend: 1 is most preferred to 5 least preferred | N/A - not applicable

POLICY/OFFICIAL MEMOS

Procurement and Credit Card Updates (effective March 17, 2014)

SUSPENDED SUPPLIERS (Revised 03/21/2017)

**Important Notice:  

The following list of suppliers are effectively suspended from conducting business with any Northeastern University department, school, or student association.  Staff, faculty, and students are strictly prohibited from engaging these suppliers for any future business.   Both internal and external parties such as other institutions and governmental agencies are encouraged to the contact the Procurement Services department for a detailed explanations as to why these suppliers were suspended.

The following businesses and associated proprietors are hereby indefinitely suspended from conducting business with Northeastern University: 

Company Name

Company Location

Proprietor Name

(if privately owned)

Date of Suspension

The preceding listing may not be all encompassing.  Prior to conducting any business with suppliers, always confirm that the supplier is in good standing with the University by communicating any concerns with Procurement Services, OGC, and/or your respective areas senior management.   

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