Due to the current helium shortage, our primary contracted supplier, AirGas, notified UConn our allocation of liquid helium will be reduced, and a price increase of 30% will take affect November 1st. Based upon our known and understood demand requirements, this allocable amount will not sufficiently meet current research needs. Continue reading
The USDP’s Latest U-Diversity Initiative
eLearning – “Embracing Supplier Diversity at UConn”
The USDP has developed an e-learning course to inform our communities about the University’s commitment and expectations regarding supplier diversity and inclusion on our UConn campuses and at UConn Health.
It is intended that through the course, you will come to understand the importance of partnering with the USDP efforts to increase S/MBE participation in our procurement processes.
“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.
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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