HuskyBuy

HuskyBuy Broadcast – FY25 Blanket Orders and Requisitions

HuskyBuy, on March 11 will be ready for submission of new requisitions and blanket PO requests for FY25.  For Blanket Orders, you can create a new requisition by copying an existing requisition of your FY24 PO.  Review and update pertinent information including account, dollar amount, contract number if applicable, PO valid from and to dates.

Complete Instructions for preparing your FY25 Blanket Orders and Requisitions

HuskyBuy PCard Software Exception Process

In Fall 2022, to assist with guiding our end-user community in software purchasing and mitigating institutional risk, Procurement Services changed its PCard policy to allow software purchases by exception only.  As a follow-up to those initial changes, Procurement, in collaboration with the Information Security Office and University Privacy Officer, will be piloting an exception review and approval form in HuskyBuy, effective 7/12/2023. 

The streamlined review of PCard requested software and cloud purchases helps to ensure that the potential Supplier’s privacy and security policies and practices protect confidential University data. These changes help ensure that University PCard holders are considering the data security and privacy implications and potential risks of purchasing software and cloud services and that they receive support from Procurement, Information Security, and Privacy. Continue reading

Hotel & Events Services Form Request

By Popular Demand, Procurement Services introduces the new Hotel & Event Services request form!

Did you know that you can use your Travel Card for purchases such as hotel room blocks and catering for events?  To provide the University community with guidance and a method of managing requests pertaining to hotel and event services that are being paid via a Travel Card and require a document to be signed, a new form is available in HuskyBuy on the Home Shopping Page under Internal Request Forms.  Continue reading

Bid Threshold Increase Reminder

As a reminder, our Bid Threshold has increased. With that, a few things to remember. When completing our non-catalog requisition forms, you will notice there are more Sourcing Dollar Threshold selections to choose from. Please pay close attention to the selection that best suits your requirements.

Changes were implemented on October 1, 2023.

For more details read the full announcement.

Announcing Bid Threshold Increases and Prequalification Process Changes

University Business Services has worked with Government Relations and other state entities including UConn Health, Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system, and the Department of Administrative Services, to propose Bill SB1184 to increase to the State of Connecticut’s public bid thresholds and simplify the prequalification process for construction contractors.

Changes will be implemented on October 1, 2023.

For more details read the full announcement.

Remote Shipping Guidelines

In March 2020, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the University issued guidance on shipping various goods to employee residences in the State of Connecticut.  While the pandemic is over, the University is experiencing an increase in hybrid and fully remote working employees and faces additional challenges regarding the most efficient ways to procure goods for these employees.  This note outlines procedures for purchasing and distributing these goods in various scenarios.

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Microsoft Select Catalog Now Available

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To assist ITS with the distribution of Microsoft Select licenses, Procurement Services has launched a HuskyBuy catalog.  This catalog will allow staff to purchase select Microsoft software more efficiently, while ensuring ITS is notified and able to properly assist with support and installation.  For more information read these instructions https://kb.uconn.edu/space/IKB/26350747673.

HuskyBuy Tip! Update Your Ship to Address

At times you may want to update your ship to address for proper delivery of your goods. This guide will help you to change your ship to address and save a favorite address for future use.

Learn about Update Ship to Address and more from our HuskyBuy Training Job Aid Webpage.

After reading these topics and you still need assistance, please either call 860.486.2289 or email huskybuysupport@uconn.edu.