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
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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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. Continue reading
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.
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
We are excited to announce that W.B. Mason will be joining our team of office supply vendors!
W.B. Mason will provide UConn with competitive pricing, exceptional customer service, and fast & free delivery on all of their office supply products. Take advantage of their product offerings through their on-line catalog, which is anticipated to go live in HuskyBuy on Monday, March 2, 2020.
With W.B. Mason, you can expect:
- Free Desktop Delivery by uniformed W.B. Mason drivers
- No order minimums
- A dedicated customer support team located in CT
On Behalf of the Office of the EVPACFO
I am pleased to appoint Greg Daniels, JD as interim Associate Vice President of University Business Services. Greg currently serves as Director of Procurement Contracts and Compliance. In this role, he is responsible for all contracting at the University – a role that has uniquely qualified him to serve as interim AVP. He is also an attorney with many years of experience in state government and the CSCU system. I look forward to working with Greg, and trust that University Business Services will continue to provide a high level of customer service, value to the University, and compliance.
Scott A. Jordan
Executive Vice President for Administration and Chief Financial Officer
For more information, contact: Office of the EVPACFO at firstname.lastname@example.org
On Behalf of Office of the General Counsel
With the year-end holidays upon us again, we want to be sure we’re able to complete our reviews and respond to your inquiries while work schedules will be altered over the next month.
In order to do so, we would appreciate receiving all contracts you need approved by January 1st here in our office by Wednesday, December 18th.
Once again, it’s been a pleasure working with all of you this year and we wish you a joyous holiday season!
Welcome to the first edition of the University Business Services NewsFlash. In an effort to share accolades on key accomplishments the University has achieved, provide information on upcoming events, share upcoming programmatic changes, and announce staffing updates that have occurred throughout the year, University Business Services (UBS) will be issuing a quarterly newsletter to keep you, our valued campus customer, informed as to how our organization strives to exceed your business needs. Read the complete NewsFlash newsletter.