Job Post: Sr. Contract Specialist

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The Sr. Contract Specialist is accountable for performing and managing the most complex tasks within the business support services portfolio of contracts. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to drafting, negotiating, and reviewing contracts, preparing reports, supervising a team of professional staff, and serving as a primary liaison with the Office of the General Counsel, Office of the Attorney General (when required), outside legal counsel and senior University administrators and officials.

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Job Post: University Director of Procurement

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Under the general direction of the Associate Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer (AVP & CPO), the Director of Procurement is responsible for the day-to-day management of procurement operations and assigned staff. The Director leads value creation efforts through the development and implementation of comprehensive category management strategies and activities that drive cost optimization, service improvement, quality improvement, and innovation enhancement.

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Hotel & Events Services Form Request

By Popular Demand, Procurement Services introduces the new Hotel & Event Services request form!

Did you know that you can use your Travel Card for purchases such as hotel room blocks and catering for events?  To provide the University community with guidance and a method of managing requests pertaining to hotel and event services that are being paid via a Travel Card and require a document to be signed, a new form is available in HuskyBuy on the Home Shopping Page under Internal Request Forms. Continue reading

Job Post: Compliance and Risk Management Specialist

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Under the general direction of the Director of Procurement Contracting & Compliance, and/or as instructed by the Associate Vice President (AVP) & Chief Procurement Officer (CPO), this position serves as the Risk Management Liaison with the State Insurance Risk Management Board and be responsible for managing claims and supporting UConn’s compliance with the requirements of the State Insurance Risk Management Board and UConn’s insurers.

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Job Post: Buyer I (P2)

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University Business Services seeks to hire a Buyer 1 on UConn's main campus in Storrs.  Reporting into the Professional and Specialized Services Category Manager, the Buyer I will perform a full range of routine procurement-related duties involving the purchase of goods and/or services within assigned commodities (which includes travel, transportation, lodging, events and conferences, as well as providing support for activities relating to Athletics, Dining Services and Human Resources) while abiding with State and University policies and regulations.

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Job Post: Contract Specialist 1-Technology

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Under the general direction of the University Director of Procurement Contracting & Compliance and/or the Senior Contract Specialist for Technology, 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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Bid Threshold Increase Reminder

As a reminder, our Bid Threshold has increased. With that, a few things to remember. When completing our non-catalog requisition forms, you will notice there are more Sourcing Dollar Threshold selections to choose from. Please pay close attention to the selection that best suits your requirements.

Changes were implemented on October 1, 2023.

For more details read the full announcement.

Announcing Bid Threshold Increases and Prequalification Process Changes

University Business Services has worked with Government Relations and other state entities including UConn Health, Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system, and the Department of Administrative Services, to propose Bill SB1184 to increase to the State of Connecticut’s public bid thresholds and simplify the prequalification process for construction contractors.

Changes will be implemented on October 1, 2023.

For more details read the full announcement.

Job Post: Category Manager Procurement Specialist 2 (P5)

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The Category Manager (Procurement Specialist 2), is accountable for the oversight, management, and overall operational performance relating to an assigned group of commodities (i.e. Business Services or Information Technology) in support of the University community. This role is responsible for developing and implementing a robust strategy for all assigned categories. Activities include, thoroughly understanding the commodities for which this role is accountable, managing the University customer base, managing the supply base, ensuring the University’s needs are met at the best value and ensuring all applicable laws and policies are followed.

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Guidelines for Surplus & Equipment Share Opportunities

The terms and conditions of sponsored awards may have specific requirements for the acquisition of equipment, such as the National Science Foundation, which requires that before equipment is purchased the grantee assures the same or similar equipment is not otherwise reasonably available and accessible. Further, 2 CFR OMB part 200 Uniform Guidance 200.318 lays out the requirements for equipment purchases with federal funds. The rationale for these regulations is that shared use of existing equipment promotes availability of equipment on university campuses, reduces unnecessary duplication of equipment, and frees up federal funds to further the aims and objectives of the award.

For more information download Guidelines for Surplus & Equipment Share Opportunities.