Author: Procurement

“Cutting the Red Tape” Procurement Procedures Go Into Effect for CY18

On June 30, 2017, the Governor signed Public Act 17-130, dubbed the “Cutting the Red Tape” legislation.  One purpose of the legislation was to make it easier for UConn to make three types of purchases: “Overseas Purchases,” “Outside Funds Purchases,” and “Collaboration Contract Purchases.” Information about these purchases and the associated policies and procedures is available on Procurement’s “Cutting the Red Tape” webpage.

Uniform Guidance Conference Calls

Procurement Services is leading a monthly conference call regarding implementation of OMB’s new Uniform Guidance regulations going into effect 7/1/18.

The monthly call includes members from multiple institutions that have expressed a desire to establish this open forum and will discuss key implementation challenges and best practices before the start date.

For more information about this call, contact BJ Pivonka in Procurement.

Introducing SMBeConnect

SMBe Connect

UConn's SMBeConnect Tool

UConn Procurement Services has launched a new SMBeConnect tool on our Supplier Diversity (USDP) website. It is designed, primarily, to assist small/minority business enterprises (S/MBEs) seeking to conduct business here at the University, by connecting them directly with the buying team responsible for managing their particular commodity(ies).

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Fraudulent Toner Activity Alert

Procurement Services has recently been made aware of fraudulent activity relating to the “alleged” purchase of toner, printing supplies and/or service.  It appears that someone has been calling departments on campus to discuss a “placed” order and seeking to verify address delivery information.   Please be advised that this is fraudulent and you should not provide such requested information.    Continue reading

Sustainable Toner Program

Did you know that the 70% of all ink cartridges and 50% of all toner cartridges are not recycled and usually end up in a landfill or incinerator?  Did you know that changing the selection of toner you purchase and how you dispose of your used cartridges can actually make a big difference Continue reading