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
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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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/
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.
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
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
HuskyBuy is now ready for the processing of FY20 Blanket Orders
Current Blanket Orders may be carried over to be used in the next fiscal year unless a new PO is required due to the funding source (such as grant-based sponsor requirements), specific contract terms, bidding threshold limitations or your individual department’s fiscal processes.
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