UBS News

North Carolina and Mississippi Travel Ban Update

Governor Malloy issued Executive Orders which remain in effect and ban travel to North Carolina and Mississippi using state funds except in limited circumstances.  To travel to these states, pre-approval is still required. Travel without pre-approval may result in the traveler being denied reimbursement.

At Storrs, the regional campuses and the law school, requests for travel to North Carolina or Mississippi, no matter the source of funds, should be submitted to the Director of Procurement Services (John Clifford) via email at  for review. (more…)

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Year-End Schedule

On Behalf of Office of the General Counsel

With the year-end holidays upon us again, we want to be sure we’re able to complete our reviews and respond to your inquiries while work schedules will be altered over the next month.

In order to do so, we would appreciate receiving all contracts you need approved by January 1st here in our office by Wednesday, December 18th.

Once again, it’s been a pleasure working with all of you this year and we wish you a joyous holiday season!

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Job Post: Sr. Contract Specialist-Construction & Professional Services

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Under the general direction of the University Director of Procurement Contracting & Compliance, the Associate Vice President for University Business Services & Chief Procurement Officer and/or designated administrator, the Procurement Services Senior Specialist is responsible for the oversight and administration of all contracting activities relating to the capital construction program for all University of Connecticut campuses, including UConn Health in Farmington. The Senior Specialist is accountable for performing and managing the most complex tasks in their area of expertise with a primary focus on construction and related professional services.

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Job Post: Purchasing Agent II – Technology (UCP VIII)

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Under the general direction of the Associate Vice President for University Business Services & Chief Procurement Officer and/or his/her designee, and working within a team structure, this position will support the technology needs of the University for all campuses, including UConn Health in Farmington.

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Job Post: Procurement Category Manager (Information Technology)

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Under the general direction of the University Director of Procurement Services and/or a designated administrator, 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, including UConn Health in Farmington, CT.

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NewsFlash Vol. 1


Welcome to the first edition of the University Business Services NewsFlash. In an effort to share accolades on key accomplishments the University has achieved, provide information on upcoming events, share upcoming programmatic changes, and announce staffing updates that have occurred throughout the year, University Business Services (UBS) will be issuing a quarterly newsletter to keep you, our valued campus customer, informed as to how our organization strives to exceed your business needs. Read the complete NewsFlash newsletter.

Liquid Helium Shortage

Due to the current helium shortage, our primary contracted supplier, AirGas, notified UConn our allocation of liquid helium will be reduced, and a price increase of 30% will take affect November 1st.  Based upon our known and understood demand requirements, this allocable amount will not sufficiently meet current research needs.   (more…)

The USDP’s Latest U-Diversity Initiative

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eLearning – “Embracing Supplier Diversity at UConn”

The USDP has developed an e-learning course to inform our communities about the University’s commitment and expectations regarding supplier diversity and inclusion on our UConn campuses and at UConn Health.​

It is intended that through the course, you will come to understand the importance of partnering with the USDP efforts to increase S/MBE participation in our procurement processes.

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UConn Procurement Card Program Partners with USDP through eLearning

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As a cardholder, you are considered a “University Leader and Purchasing Decision-Maker”, who has been granted the privilege of transacting business on behalf of the University. Your intentionality in making purchasing decisions for your respective department contributes to the University’s overall SMBE utilization goals and outcomes, which are established by and reported to the State of Connecticut Department of Administrative Services (DAS) and Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO).

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Purchasing Agent I – Research

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Under the supervision of the Director of Procurement Services, Research Category Manager, or other designated supervisor as assigned, the Purchasing Agent I is responsible for independently performing a full range of routine procurement duties involving the purchase of lab supplies, research related equipment and/or services in support of the University’s research community for the Storrs, Regional campuses and UConn Health in Farmington.

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