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. As a result of this process, the University and CSCU awarded GovConnection with a new contract that has replaced the prior agreement and is live today. University Business Services (UBS) and CSCU worked to negotiate aggressive new discount rates, which will result in IT spend cost reductions and direct savings to University end-customers! For discount information, please see Connection Discount Offerings. For information on available products, please see Connection Product Offerings. Should you have any questions regarding the product offerings or new agreement, please contact Katie Coleman, Purchasing Agent II, at Katie.firstname.lastname@example.org or Kannan Paulraj, IT Category Manager, at Kannan.email@example.com, or feel free to reach out to Darren Gullen, GovConnection’s Presidential Account Manager via email at Darren.firstname.lastname@example.org, or via telephone at (800) 986-9245.