The University of Connecticut is excited to announce a new partnership with John Michael Associates, Inc. (JMA) of Newington, CT to exclusively manage the Promotional Products and Apparel purchases for internal stakeholders at UConn beginning July 1, 2022. UConn and JMA are proud to partner to provide Promotional Products and Apparel with best-in-class service in adherence with UConn’s Brand Standards, Vendor Code of Conduct and Corporate Social Responsibility and Human Rights standards.
Fulfillment Addresses for VWR have changed. When selecting VWR on your Non Catalog Goods & Services form or a Blanket Order form, be sure to select the appropriate address needed for your order. For instructions on how to change addresses view our VWR Fulfillment Address job aid.
The annual notice of financial year-end deadlines for contracts, commitments, expenditures and other transactions is located at the following link: Fiscal Year-End Deadlines 6/30/2022. Your attention to and assistance in meeting these deadlines are necessary to ensure an orderly closing of University financial records and the audit of the financial statements that ensues following the close. As with any close of a fiscal year, the Finance team members are committed to assisting you with your procurement and reimbursement needs. We will continue to process all documents in accordance with Federal, State and University requirements, in support of operational, educational and research activities during this period.
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
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
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.
All Pro-Card transactions with a posting date of June 15 and prior will be considered FY21 transactions. There will be a shortened CBS report, with an end date of 6/15/21, which will include transactions with the posting date of May 24th – June 15th only. This report must be submitted by the cardholder and approved by the appropriate fiscal officer no later than June 25, 2021. You can continue to reallocate and attach supporting documentation to the transactions as they come into Concur. However, please remember, the June CBS report cannot be submitted until June 18th.
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
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