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Search 495214 University Director Procurement Services

Job Opportunity

Reporting to the Associate Vice President for University Business Services & Chief Procurement Officer (AVP/CPO), the University Director of Procurement Services is responsible for day-to-day supervision of purchasing operations and assigned staff at all University campuses, including UConn’s main campus in Storrs, all regional campuses, UConn Law School, and for coordinating operations with staff at UConn Health in Farmington, CT. The University Director participates in efforts leading to cost optimization, improved quality and enhanced innovation through the development of strategic sourcing initiatives, assurance of sourcing compliance, adherence to State, Federal and University policies and procedures, effective vendor negotiation and staff development and training.

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Search 495209 Purchasing Agent I – Technology Procurement Professional (P2)

Job Opportunity

Under the supervision of the University Director of Procurement Services, the Technology Category Manager, and/or other designated supervisor as assigned, and working within a team structure, the Purchasing Agent I (Procurement Professional) will support the technology needs of the University for all campuses, including UConn Health in Farmington. Primary responsibilities of a Purchasing Agent I are to utilize existing policies, procedures and statutes to plan, develop and organize all phases of assigned responsibilities for bidding, negotiating and assisting with contracting of complex and routine purchases covering all areas of technology.

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UConn Emphasizes Economic Inclusion in Mission of Ensuring Diversity and Equity

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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ACQUIRING COVID-19 PROTECTION ITEMS

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/

 


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.

FY21 Procedure Guide


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 https://surplus.ubs.uconn.edu/ 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 Travel.state.gov and CDC.gov 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.