Northwestern University

Fri 9:00 AM

HRD715- Purchasing and Payments


When: Friday, January 11, 2013
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM  

Where: Tarry Research & Education Building, 1-730, 300 E. Superior Street, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff

Cost: NU employees None*

Contact: Learning & Organization Development   847.467.5081

Group: Learning & Organization Development

Category: Training

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This workshop builds from Introduction to University Business Processes and Effective Business Operations by exploring purchasing processes in depth. Learn NU’s purchasing philosophy and how to make best value purchases when dealing with a variety of suppliers. Prerequisites: Introduction to University Business Processes (HRD700) and Effective Business Operations (HRD705).

Key Points

Locate the relevant on-line resources, policies, procedures and additional training for acquiring goods and services at NU.

Determine the control practices you can implement to strengthen your internal purchasing operations. State when to partner with, and what resources and support are provided by: Accounts Payable, ASRSP, Auditing, Depository Services, OSR, Payroll, Purchasing Resource Services, and Project Café.

Make purchasing decisions using a method that results in “best value” to your unit and NU.

Describe the core purchasing processes to follow and how, depending on the type of supplier (internal, external – preferred and non-preferred) and the type of good or service needed.

Determine how and when it is appropriate to use the ProCard and Direct Payment Request (DPR) alternative purchasing methods.

Determine which payment process and forms (Contracted Services Form, Additional Pay, Special Pay) to use and the criteria to meet when engaging the services of individuals.

Describe how to reimburse individuals for purchases and expenses.

Describe how employees may obtain cash or check advance of University funds for travel and non-travel expenses.

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