Under the general direction of the Associate Vice President for University Business Services & Chief Procurement Officer and/or his/her designee, and working within a team structure, this position will support the technology needs of the University for all campuses, including UConn Health in Farmington.
Under the general direction of the University Director of Procurement Services and/or a designated administrator, the Procurement Services Technology (IT) Category Manager is responsible for the administration and oversight of procurement activities for all IT related goods and services for all University of Connecticut campuses, including UConn Health in Farmington, CT.
AirGas, UConn’s primary contracted supplier, has announced a national shortage of liquid helium. As such, AirGas has reduced the allocation of helium to the university, and has increased the price by 30%. Given current research needs, the new allocation will not meet the university’s demand. Despite challenges, Purchasing is working diligently to ensure UConn’s need is met. AirGas has offered to inspect installations and provide recommendations on conservation and loss-reduction. We will provide further updates as supply becomes readily available. Thank you in advance for your understanding.
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
The University has adopted a new guideline as it pertains to the purchase of bottled water coolers. The guideline helps promote sustainability and cost containment values, and brings the University in alignment with practices at other State of Connecticut agencies as previously established by the Department of Administrative Services (DAS) pertaining to bottled water purchasing. For additional information, please contact Kristin Allen in Procurement Services at 860-486-0970 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.