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HuskyBuy Broadcast – Ready Refresh is “ready” to serve you!

As the University community comes back on to campus, you may discover that your water cooler service was disrupted and needs to be reinstated with Ready Refresh.

For the fastest resolution, you are welcome to give Ready Refresh a call at (844) 855-4596 on weekdays 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM.  You can also email Ready Refresh at Routesalessupport@waters.nestle.com for any account assistance.  Remember to always have your account # available.  You can download and print out this Ready Refresh Enterprise Information Document with this information and post in your office for convenience.

If you would like to review the Water Cooler Guideline, please visit:  Water_Cooler_Guideline.pdf

DATTCO Exclusive Motorcoach Transportation Provider

Beginning July 1, 2021, the University partnered with DATTCO as its exclusive motorcoach transportation provider.

As we move through the Fall semester, we encourage any groups on campus looking to book motor coach travel to do so as far in advance as possible, preferably as many as 45-60 days in advance. Any bookings done inside of 30 days to travel can present significant operational challenges.

To book motor coach bus transportation with DATTCO, please visit https://uconnquotes.dattco.com/ to obtain a quote. Once the quote is received, process a requisition using the Goods and Services form in HuskyBuy and attach the quote along with the business purpose for the trip. Continue reading

Ethyl Alcohol Purchases

Whether ordering from Greenfield Global (Pharmco), Fisher, Sigma or other HuskyBuy vendors, all ethyl alcohol purchases require the following handling:

Orders are placed in HuskyBuy, Central Warehouse no longer supplies.

Assign Commodity Code 85, Chemicals.

For Storrs locations, use CS CHEM ship to address unless the order is for the Chemistry Dept.  (see Chemical Orders Job Aid on the HuskyBuy Job Aid webpage.)

Order MUST include  “PERMIT # TF-CT-7 IS A VALID PERMIT” keyed to the “Notes to Supplier” field or the ”Product Description Field” following the product description detail.  The vendor may not process your order without this statement clearly detailed on the PO .

Greenfield Global contact info:  www.pharmcoaaper.com, Phone: 1-800-456-1017, orders are submitted in HuskyBuy via Goods & Services Form.

Fisher Sci & Sigma – refer to HuskyBuy punchout for ordering.

COVID-19 Travel Update

Governor Lamont sent executive branch agency heads a directive designed to help prevent and delay COVID-19 in Connecticut, including freezing employee travel on state business.

University-Sponsored Travel Outside of Connecticut is Suspended: Though not an executive branch agency, UConn wishes to act in keeping with the governor’s goals. Effective immediately, all domestic and international, university-sponsored travel outside of the state by faculty and staff is suspended until further notice. Any exception needs to be approved by university leadership. Continue reading

UPDATE: Liquid Helium Shortage

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.

Liquid Helium Shortage Letter

Introducing SMBeConnect

SMBe Connect

UConn's SMBeConnect Tool

UConn Procurement Services has launched a new SMBeConnect tool on our Supplier Diversity (USDP) website. It is designed, primarily, to assist small/minority business enterprises (S/MBEs) seeking to conduct business here at the University, by connecting them directly with the buying team responsible for managing their particular commodity(ies).

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