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New GovConnection Contract

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…)


DATTCO Motorcoach Transportation Partner

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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.

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Search 495296 Procurement Professional (P2)

Job Opportunity

Under the general direction of the University Director of Capital Projects and Facilities Procurement (CPFP), and/or his/her designee, the University seeks to hire a Procurement Professional (Purchasing Agent I) to support the University’s capital program (which includes the Next Generation/UCONN 2000) and facilities procurement by prequalifying design professional services and construction contractors, soliciting competitive bids, and negotiating in an open, fair, and competitive manner.

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Search 495218 Procurement Specialist I (P4)

Under the general direction of the University Director of Capital Projects and Facilities Procurement (CPFP), and/or his/her designee, the University seeks to hire a Procurement Specialist I (Purchasing Agent II) to support the University’s capital program (which includes the Next Generation/UCONN 2000) by prequalifying design professional services and construction contractors, soliciting competitive bids, and negotiating in an open, fair, and competitive manner.

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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.

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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…)