Purchasing

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

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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.

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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.

FY21 Blanket Order Procedure

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.

FY21 Procedure Guide

W.B. Mason on HuskyBuy!

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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

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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

Water Cooler Guidelines

The University has adopted a new guideline as it pertains to the purchase of bottled water coolers.  The guideline helps promote sustainability and cost containment values, and brings the University in alignment with practices at other State of Connecticut agencies as previously established by the Department of Administrative Services (DAS) pertaining to bottled water purchasing.  For additional information, please contact Kristin Allen in Procurement Services at 860-486-0970 kristin.allen@uconn.edu.

Water Cooler Guidelines

Fraudulent Toner Activity Alert

Procurement Services has recently been made aware of fraudulent activity relating to the “alleged” purchase of toner, printing supplies and/or service.  It appears that someone has been calling departments on campus to discuss a “placed” order and seeking to verify address delivery information.   Please be advised that this is fraudulent and you should not provide such requested information.    Continue reading