Beginning in mid-August 2016, FFRA website content will be moving to the Northwestern IT site's new section for Administrative Systems.

Preferred Vendors in iBuyNU

Below is the list of preferred vendors active in iBuyNU. The iBuyNU marketplace will continue to evolve as e-Procurement Solutions establishes and revises contracts and agreements.

Current iBuyNU Vendors

Each vendor catalog below is shown as either hosted or punchout.

Hosted: A catalog established by PPS on behalf of a preferred vendor that is included in the iBuyNU Marketplace.

Punchout: For many vendors included in the iBuyNU Marketplace, PPS 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 Northwestern's contract (products available, pricing, etc.).

Appliances and Electronics

Abt Electronics punchout

Books, CDs, DVDs

Complete Book and Media Supply punchout

Computers, Printers
& Photo/Video

Apple punchout

B&H Photo punchout - photography and audio/video equipment and supplies

Dell punchout

Lenovo (through CDW-G) punchout

Software House International (SHI) - software & licenses punchout

Technology Integration Group (TIG) - peripherals punchout


Facilities Management Supplies

Grainger – Tools, Hardware, Fasteners, Safety Supplies, HVAC Supplies, Lamps (GE) and Landscape Supplies punchout

Johnson Pipe and Supply – Plumbing Supplies hosted

Neuco – HVAC Products and Services hosted

North American – Janitorial supplies punchout

Steiner – Electrical, Belts and Lamps (Philips) punchout

JC Licht – Paint and paint supplies hosted

Food and Beverage

Canteen Refreshment Services – Coffee Service and Supplies hosted


Laboratory Supplies


Affymetrix (formerly eBiosciences)

BD Biosciences

Cell Signaling


DOT Scientific

Fisher Scientific


New England Bio-labs


Roche Diagostics





EMD Millipore

Fisher Scientific

  • Fisher - Chicago Stockroom
  • Fisher - Evanston Stockroom

Henry Schein Medical and Surgical Supplies

Integrated DNA (IDT)

Life Technologies




  • Sigma - Chicago Stockroom
  • Sigma - Evanston Stockroom

Office Furniture

Allsteel/Henricksen punchout

Haworth/Kayhan punchout

Steelcase/Office Concepts punchout

Office Supplies

Corporate Business Cards punchout

OfficeMax punchout

Please visit the TIG or OfficeMax punchout via iBuyNU for all toner purchases.