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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.
New Exclusive Promotional Items Catalog Supplier
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.
New VWR Fulfillment Address
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.
Annual Year-End Deadlines
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.
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
New GovConnection Contract
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
DATTCO Motorcoach Transportation Partner
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.
W.B. Mason on HuskyBuy!
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