University Business Services has worked with Government Relations and other state entities including UConn Health, Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system, and the Department of Administrative Services, to propose Bill SB1184 to increase to the State of Connecticut’s public bid thresholds and simplify the prequalification process for construction contractors.
Changes will be implemented on October 1, 2023.
For more details read the full announcement.
The Category Manager (Procurement Specialist 2), is accountable for the oversight, management, and overall operational performance relating to an assigned group of commodities (i.e. Business Services or Information Technology) in support of the University community. This role is responsible for developing and implementing a robust strategy for all assigned categories. Activities include, thoroughly understanding the commodities for which this role is accountable, managing the University customer base, managing the supply base, ensuring the University’s needs are met at the best value and ensuring all applicable laws and policies are followed.
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The terms and conditions of sponsored awards may have specific requirements for the acquisition of equipment, such as the National Science Foundation, which requires that before equipment is purchased the grantee assures the same or similar equipment is not otherwise reasonably available and accessible. Further, 2 CFR OMB part 200 Uniform Guidance 200.318 lays out the requirements for equipment purchases with federal funds. The rationale for these regulations is that shared use of existing equipment promotes availability of equipment on university campuses, reduces unnecessary duplication of equipment, and frees up federal funds to further the aims and objectives of the award.
For more information download Guidelines for Surplus & Equipment Share Opportunities.
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!
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.
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/