Author: Procurement

Software Survey Reminders

Last year, the Software and Cloud Services Acquisition and Renewals Process was updated to help streamline the appropriate IT Security and Privacy review.  As a reminder, whenever the University intends to utilize a vendor that may be responsible for processing or storing confidential or protected information, it is important to assess the vendor’s privacy and security capabilities and controls. Such assessments occur during the acquisition process and are triggered by the completion of the Software Survey in HuskyBuy. Privacy and security assessments may also be necessary at the time of a renewal, depending on the nature of the service. Continue reading

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.  Continue reading

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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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/

 

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. Continue reading

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.