Procurement group needs your input on our capital request and purchasing policies

In Announcements, by , on October 9th, 2014

Not sure where to turn when you want to re-do the office?  Uncertain when you need to “comparison shop” and get competitive bids for a good or service?  Confused about when you can just put it on a credit card and get reimbursed?

Business and Contract Services, assisted by the Sustainability Committee, is engaging in a major assessment and overhaul of how we plan for and buy goods and services (a topic broadly called “Procurement”).  This is important work that will boost the compliant use of grant dollars, the fiscal health of the university, and the harmonization of green practices–whether we’re buying a lawn mower, lab supplies, or purchasing computers.

While this review is going on, we want to make sure we’re giving the community direction on “procurement” (buying goods and services) NOW.  To that end, we are preparing a “Buying (and Planning) to Buy Goods & Services at NU: 2014 FAQ.”

This document will only be useful if it meets YOUR needs.  So please send your purchasing-related questions to Stephanie Adams at  Any question sent in by Oct. 15 will be included (in some form) in the FAQ.  We will also be working to stay in touch with you as we change and refine our purchasing, bidding, and capital request processes.

No question too smal