Reporting to the Associate Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer (AVP/CPO), the Associate Director of the Procurement Center of Excellence (COE) is responsible for day-to-day supervision of operations and assigned staff that collaboratively develop and implement the infrastructure required for the Procurement organization to meet the needs of its University customers. The Associate Director and the COE team identify and lead efforts to implement a wide range of foundational initiatives that enable the entire Procurement organization to effectively and efficiently deliver on its mission for the University.
We are excited to announce that Concur Expense will be launching an updated User Interface (UI) soon that will make processing Requests and Expense Reports (including CBS (ProCard), Travel, and Non-travel Expense Reports) quicker and easier. This new UI will Go Live to the entire UConn community on August 24th.
The new UI will include a cleaner and streamlined change of layout, which will offer a more intuitive and easier to navigate page. We encourage everyone to visit the user welcome page in Concur for more details about these exciting upcoming improvements.
As well, please visit the “New” Job Aids under Training and Resources (labeled NEW UX) available at travel.uconn.edu.
As always, our Travel and Card Service Center is here to help if you need additional assistance.
Thank you and Safe Travels!
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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