Victoria Santiago

Victoria Santiago
Director of Procurement Services
Finance and Administration

The Purchasing Office is exclusively responsible for ensuring that goods and services are purchased in the most cost-effective manner on behalf of all NEIU departments and offices. We oversee the competitive bidding process in accordance with the Illinois Procurement Code and NEIU Board of Trustee regulations and encourage use of minority, women and persons with disabilities-owned businesses through the Business Enterprise Program (BEP) and Small Business Set Aside Program (SBSA). We are committed to sound procurement ethics and demonstrate responsible environmental stewardship of resources, Procurement Code, University Board of Trustee regulations, and the fiscal policies and procedures of Northeastern Illinois University.

Procurement opportunities are advertised on the Illinois Public Higher Education Procurement Bulletin. Vendors are encouraged to register online to receive current announcements of Illinois Public Higher Education bid opportunities.


Public Act 94-1444 requires each State of Illinois university to also advertise its vendor awards and bid opportunities on its own university website. View current Northeastern Illinois University awards and bid opportunities.

Independent Chief Procurement Office information

Doing Business with Illinois Public Universities: Reference for Vendors

Annual Small Business Presentation
Dec. 6, 2022

Illinois Procurement Bulletin Public Institutions of Higher Education

Getting Started - New Vendor Guide


Assistance for Businesses
Learn about starting a business, expanding, or relocating to Illinois, and the resources available for minority, veteran, and women-owned businesses.

Commission on Equity and Inclusion Launches Inaugural Business Enterprise Program and Veterans Business Program Certification Educational Webinar Series

The Illinois Commission on Equity and Inclusion (CEI) announces its new Business Enterprise Program (BEP) and Veterans Business Program (VBP) Certification Educational Webinar series, in collaboration with Chief Procurement Offices (CPOs).