Author: Procurement

Launch of the Concur New User Interface

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!

Contracting Specialist I (P4)

Job Opportunity

Contract Specialist 1 (P4)

The University of Connecticut seeks to hire a Contracting Specialist I to support the Procurement Contracting & Compliance team. Under the general direction of the University Director of Procurement Contracting & Compliance and the Senior Contract Specialist, the Contract Specialist utilizes existing policies, procedures, statutes, to plan, develop and organize all phases of assigned responsibilities for successful contracting in support of the procurement of goods and services for all University campuses, including the main campus in Storrs, the Regional Campuses, and satellite campuses.

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Contract Specialist (Technology)

Job Opportunity

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.

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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/

 

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.