Preferred Vendors in iBuyNU
Following is the list of preferred vendors active in iBuyNU. The iBuyNU marketplace will continue to evolve as Purchasing Resource Services (PRS) establishes more contracts and agreements.
List courtesy of Purchasing Resource Services. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To find iBuyNU, visit the NUPortal at https://nuportal.northwestern.edu and click the Staff or Faculty tab, then the Purchasing & Payments tab. The iBuyNU section is in the middle of the page.
If you don't have access to the NUPortal, you can use the Financial Applications Gateway page:
Current iBuyNU Vendors
Vendors are listed below with a note as to whether their catalogs are hosted or punchout.
Hosted: A catalog established by PRS on behalf of a preferred vendor that is included in the iBuyNU Marketplace.
Punchout: For many vendors included in the iBuyNU Marketplace, PRS has decided that it is more advantageous to allow departments and schools to connect to the contractor’s actual web site catalog that has been configured specifically to NU’s contract (products available, pricing, etc.).
Books, CDs, DVDs
Complete Book and Media Supply punchout
Computers & Printers
Hewlett Packard Printers punchout
Lenovo (through CDW-G) punchout
Software House International (SHI) - software & licenses punchout
Technology Integration Group (TIG) - peripherals punchout
Facilities Management Supplies
Bright Electric - Phillips bulbs & ballasts hosted
Columbia Pipe and Supply - Plumbing and Piping hosted
Graybar – Electrical Supplies punchout
Kimball Midwest - Fasteners hosted
MSC Industrial Supply - Tools and Maintenance Supplies punchout
North American - janitorial supplies punchout
Thybony - paint and paint supplies hosted
New England Bio-labs
Integrated DNA (IDT)
Steelcase/Office Concepts punchout
Corporate Business Cards punchout
As of June 2011, Cardinal Cartridge is no longer able to support our toner program and we have removed their catalog from iBuyNU. Purchasing is currently working to acquire a new supplier. Until further notice, please visit the TIG or OfficeMax punchout via iBuyNU for all toner purchases.