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.
HuskyBuy is now ready for submission of new requisitions and blanket PO requests for FY22. For Blanket Orders you can create a new requisition by copying an existing requisition of your FY21 PO. Review and update pertinent information including account, dollar amount, contract number if applicable, PO valid from and to dates.
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.
Faculty, staff and researchers who cannot do their jobs from home and are approved by a department head or dean can submit requests through online web forms for face masks, hand sanitizer, pre-packaged disinfectant spray with paper towels and gloves through University Business Services. Other PPE can also be obtained during the normal procurement process through HuskyBuy. The provisions apply to employees at the Storrs and regional campuses, along with the agricultural extension offices. For additional information please visit : https://uconn.edu/public-notification/coronavirus/covid-19-campus-operations/
HuskyBuy is now ready for the processing of FY21 Blanket Orders and Requisitions
HB is now ready for submission of new requisitions and blanket PO requests for FY21. For Blanket orders you can create a new requisition by copying an existing requisition of your FY20 PO. Review and update pertinent information including account, dollar amount, contract number if applicable, PO valid from and to dates.
Due to the need to keep specific University areas functioning, as a temporary measure critical purchases related to the furthering of education and research only can be shipped directly to other in-state (CT) locations (e.g. home) through HuskyBuy. When a CT off campus address is used, requisitions will come to Procurement for final approval, regardless of dollar amount or contract vendor. If the employee of the “ship-to” address wishes not to list their personal address, please list your local USPS, FedEx, or UPS location for “pick-up.” When purchasing items with a ProCard, items must be shipped to a UConn address and NOT to other locations (e.g. home). Continue reading
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
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.