Direct Payment (DPay)
The purchase of goods and services from outside vendors should normally be accomplished using one of the University’s preferred purchasing methods: (1) myMarketplace, (2) NUCard or (3) Purchase Order. These methods help to ensure that appropriate supplier vetting and approvals are in place prior to the purchase. This minimizes risk to the University and puts Northeastern in the best possible position to pay vendors in a timely manner. Click here to view the University’s Procurement Guidelines for more information on the preferred methods of purchasing goods and services.
However, Accounts Payable and Procurement Services have identified some exceptions to the above methods for certain transaction types that are considered low dollar and low risk. In these instances, the Direct Pay (DPay) form can be used to request payment to a known supplier after the invoice has already been received.
These exceptions are listed in the grid below:Description of Expense DPay Acceptable
Accreditation Fees Yes
Athletics Books Yes
Awards Northeastern Contributions Yes
Charitable Donations and Foundations (Not for Profit) Yes
Courier Charges (Non FedEx) Yes
Food (Auxiliary) Yes
Freight Charges Yes
Parking Expense Yes
Printing-NU Reprographics Yes
Property Rentals Yes
Speaker Fees Yes
Sponsored Program Tuition Yes
Account codes associated with the above expenses are listed here.