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Job Post: Research Contract Specialist/P4 Procurement Analyst 2 (UCP 8)

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Under the direction of the University Director of Procurement Contracts & Compliance and/or his designee, the Research Contract Specialist follows University policies and procedures to plan, organize and carry out all assigned responsibilities related to contracting in support of the procurement of goods and services for the UConn main campus in Storrs, Regional Campuses, UConn Health in Farmington, satellites and other public institutes of higher education.  This position serves as a liaison for contract administration between the Procurement Services Contracting & Compliance and the State of Connecticut Office of the Attorney General, University suppliers, and the University research community.  The responsibilities of this position include specialized functions such as understanding proposal submissions and awarded budgetary allocations; contract preparation, review, negotiation, and management relating to lab supplies, research equipment and primarily research consulting agreements funded by grants and other sponsored programs that are managed by the University’s Office of the Vice President for Research.

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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 :


Job Post: Administrative Program Support Specialist 2 (P2)

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The University of Connecticut is seeking to hire a durational Administrative Program Support Specialist 2 for a six month period, subject to an extension depending upon department, budget and staffing needs. Under the direction of the Procurement Solutions Center Manager and/or designated supervisor, the Administrative Program Support Specialist will assist in providing front-line customer support to the campus community. Incumbent in this position assists all campus travelers with all aspects of utilizing the on-line travel system [Concur] and in booking University related trips as well as provide front-line customer support for HuskyBuy users.

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Sr. Contract Specialist-Construction Professional Services

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Under the general direction of the University Director of Procurement Contracting & Compliance or designated administrator, the Senior Contract 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 Contract Specialist is accountable for performing and managing the most complex tasks in with a primary focus on construction and related professional services. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to drafting, negotiation, and review of contracts; preparation of reports; and serving as a primary liaison with the Office of the General Counsel, Office of the Attorney General (when required), outside legal counsel and senior University administrators and officials.

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Concur Go-Live

We are excited to announce the official University go-live of the Concur Travel and Expense system.

As of April 22, 2020, all employees (including graduate assistants, graduate interns, and post-docs) should utilize Concur and Key Travel to book, request, and expense travel.  There is a detailed overview of this transition (cutover plan), including how you should handle travel that began before 4/22, the requirements for pre-approval for travel booked prior to 4/22, and how to utilize your Unused Ticket Credits with Sanditz.

If you have not yet applied for a University Travel Card, it is recommended that you do so as it will contribute to a more seamless travel experience.  To obtain a Travel Card you must complete the required training and then submit an application for approval.  Once the application is approved, it will take 7 – 10 business days for you to receive the card.  Because faculty and staff are working remotely due to COVID-19, Travel Cards will be mailed to the home address you provide on your application. (more…)

FY21 Blanket Order Procedure

HuskyBuy is now ready for the processing of FY21 Blanket Orders and Requisitions

HB is now ready for submission of new requisitions and blanket PO requests for FY21.  For Blanket orders you can create a new requisition by copying an existing requisition of your FY20 PO.  Review and update pertinent information including account, dollar amount, contract number if applicable, PO valid from and to dates.

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Job Post: Procurement Analyst I/II – Technology (UCP P2/P4)

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The University is seeking to hire two Procurement Analysts to support the University’s technology related needs. Under the general direction of the University Director of Procurement Services and/or his/her designee, and working within a team structure, both the Procurement Analyst I and Procurement Analyst II will support the technology needs of the University for all campuses, including UConn Health in Farmington.

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COVID-19 Surplus Store Update

Given the current circumstances surrounding COVID-19 and the directive from both Governor Lamont and President Katsouleas to practice social distancing and limit large group interaction, the University’s Public Surplus Store is cancelled until further notice.  We apologize for any inconvenience, but believe that it is in the best interest of all of our community customers to ensure that everyone remains safe and healthy.  We will reopen the Public Store once it is safe to do so.   In the meantime, please feel free to check our website for updates.

COVID-19 Travel Update

Governor Lamont sent executive branch agency heads a directive designed to help prevent and delay COVID-19 in Connecticut, including freezing employee travel on state business.

University-Sponsored Travel Outside of Connecticut is Suspended: Though not an executive branch agency, UConn wishes to act in keeping with the governor’s goals. Effective immediately, all domestic and international, university-sponsored travel outside of the state by faculty and staff is suspended until further notice. Any exception needs to be approved by university leadership. (more…)

Urgent Update for International Travelers

As you may be aware, there is an ongoing outbreak of a respiratory illness commonly named the coronavirus – COVID-19.  This development is rapidly evolving. As such, travelers are urged to closely monitor and for important information.

Travelers are reminded to complete the travel waiver for travel to countries/regions which have been listed as level 3 or 4 by the U. S. Department of State.