A Note From The Director:
Notice to Suppliers: Fraudulent Purchase Order Email Activity
We want to alert you to an active email scam involving purchase orders and request for product quotations that purport to originate from Northeastern University, but are, in fact, fraudulent. While the university cannot prevent this illegal activity, we have alerted law enforcement.
We can share some common traits or themes of these fraudulent emails that may help reduce risk to your company in becoming a financial victim of this scam:
-The email message is poorly written, with misspellings and awkward sentence structure.
-The senders' email address or website link are not authentic to Northeastern University.
-The message requests shipment of product to non-NU addresses.
-The message may include an attachment that is designed to look like a purchase order, may include a logo or other graphic, and a signature that may look legitimate.
If you believe that you have received a fraudulent email that appears to be from Northeastern, you may forward it, via email to Jim Stack (firstname.lastname@example.org), Procurement Services, to verify its legitimacy before responding to the email or filling the order. Procurement Services and Northeastern University value our partnership with you and appreciate the very important role you play in providing goods and services to our faculty, students, and staff in support of their academic and research endeavors. Please know that we are assisting to the fullest extent we are able by reporting all fraudulent emails to the appropriate personnel.
Director Procurement Services
360 Huntington Ave 02115
177 Huntington Ave 8th floor
We are excited to announce a new contract with Fisher Scientific. It is thre result of a joint effort with six other Boston Universities.
Please see the details below.
Announcement: New Fisher Scientific contract provides savings of 8%-10%
Northeastern University in collaboration with MIT, Tufts, Boston University,
Boston College, Brandeis and Suffolk recently issued a request for proposal.
The purpose was to select a primary supplier for laboratory consumables
and supplies based on combined expenditures.
Following an extensive bid process, Fisher Scientific was awarded a contract
that provides superior service and quality products at very competitive prices.
In addition to reducing costs by 8%-10%, Fisher Scientific will provide an
enhanced team of sales and technical support. The attached document
provides an overview of the various benefits offered.
Procurement Services would like to thank Anthony Rini and David Navick
from the Office of the Provost, and colleagues in the scientific community
who participated in focus groups and supplier presentations. Their efforts
helped to ensure Northeastern’s unique research requirements were
incorporated into the new contract.
The agreement is effective immediately and it can be accessed thru myMarkeplace.
Fisher Scientific has been designated as Northeastern’s primary vendor for scientific supplies.
Please support this new contract as much as possible.
For any questions about this agreement please contact Procurement Services
at 617-373-2135 or email@example.com.
Please feel free to contact our department for any of your procurement needs.
Director of Procurement Services