HuskyBuy Broadcast – Ready Refresh is “ready” to serve you!

As the University community comes back on to campus, you may discover that your water cooler service was disrupted and needs to be reinstated with Ready Refresh.

For the fastest resolution, you are welcome to give Ready Refresh a call at (844) 855-4596 on weekdays 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM.  You can also email Ready Refresh at Routesalessupport@waters.nestle.com for any account assistance.  Remember to always have your account # available.  You can download and print out this Ready Refresh Enterprise Information Document with this information and post in your office for convenience.

If you would like to review the Water Cooler Guideline, please visit:  Water_Cooler_Guideline.pdf

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

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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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Pro-Card (CBS Reports) Year End Procedures

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.

FY22 Blanket Orders and Requisitions

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.

Full Instructions

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.

ACQUIRING COVID-19 PROTECTION ITEMS

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/

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

HuskyBuy Update – Temporary Ship to Home Address

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