Procurement Category Manager (P5) (Information Technology and/or Auxiliary Services)
Under the general direction of the University Director of Procurement Services and/or a designated administrator, the University seeks to hire two Category Managers. The Procurement Services Technology (IT) Category Manager is responsible for the administration and oversight of procurement activities for all IT related goods and services for all University of Connecticut campuses. The Auxiliary Services Category Manager is responsible for the administration and oversight of procurement activities for commodities such as printing services, audio/visual and business services.
Contract Specialist 1 (P4)
The University of Connecticut seeks to hire a Contracting Specialist I to support the Procurement Contracting & Compliance team. Under the general direction of the University Director of Procurement Contracting & Compliance and the Senior Contract Specialist, the Contract Specialist utilizes existing policies, procedures, statutes, to plan, develop and organize all phases of assigned responsibilities for successful contracting in support of the procurement of goods and services for all University campuses, including the main campus in Storrs, the Regional Campuses, and satellite campuses.
Contract Specialist 1 (P4)
The University of Connecticut seeks to hire a Contract Specialist 1 to support the Procurement Contracting & Compliance team.
Under the general direction of the University Director of Procurement Contracting & Compliance and/or the Senior Contract Specialist, this role will utilize existing policies, procedures, and statutes, to draft and negotiate terms and conditions for the University’s information technology and telecommunications contracts, including but not limited to contracts for IT hardware, software, maintenance/support and consulting services.
Administrative Program Support Professional – P2
Under the direction of the Travel and Card Services Manager and/or designated supervisor, the Travel Services Support Professional (Travel Coordinator) provides superior direct customer support for travel services including bookings, travel service options and strategies to the University community. The incumbent will train and assist UConn employees with the front-end, request, and booking modules of the Concur Travel & Expense system [Concur], for booking work-related trips.
Last year, the Software and Cloud Services Acquisition and Renewals Process was updated to help streamline the appropriate IT Security and Privacy review. As a reminder, whenever the University intends to utilize a vendor that may be responsible for processing or storing confidential or protected information, it is important to assess the vendor’s privacy and security capabilities and controls. Such assessments occur during the acquisition process and are triggered by the completion of the Software Survey in HuskyBuy. Privacy and security assessments may also be necessary at the time of a renewal, depending on the nature of the service. (more…)
The University recently issued a bid jointly with Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) in order to obtain direct contracts with IT suppliers and resellers. One of the primary goals of this joint effort was to use combined bargaining power to obtain best-in-class discount rates for commonly purchased IT goods and services across Connecticut’s public universities. (more…)
Effective July 1, 2021, the University has partnered with DATTCO as its exclusive motorcoach transportation partner.
DATTCO has enjoyed a successful business relationship with UConn over many years, serving the University in various capacities. These services include transportation for the Athletics department and some of their highest-profile teams, student group and activity transportation, and service trips such as Habitat for Humanity or Alternative Spring Break.
Supplier diversity is critical to UConn and the state of Connecticut and UConn has a demonstrated commitment to economic inclusion in contracting for goods and services. To measure an institution’s commitment to diversity and equity, it’s not enough to boast about student enrollment figures, employee hiring statistics, and academic curricula that demonstrate inclusion of underrepresented populations.
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University Business Services is pleased to announce our December 2020 Stars of the Month! Please help us recognize Nancy Patrylak, Terri Lessard and David Denuzzio. Read about their outstanding accomplishments.
Faculty, staff and researchers who cannot do their jobs from home and are approved by a department head or dean can submit requests through online web forms for face masks, hand sanitizer, pre-packaged disinfectant spray with paper towels and gloves through University Business Services. Other PPE can also be obtained during the normal procurement process through HuskyBuy. The provisions apply to employees at the Storrs and regional campuses, along with the agricultural extension offices. For additional information please visit : https://uconn.edu/public-notification/coronavirus/covid-19-campus-operations/