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.
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
Effective July 1st Home Depot will no longer be on HuskyBuy as a punchout catalog supplier. The University has several contracted MRO suppliers that are available to support your needs (Mansfield Supply, Fastenal, Grainger, MSC,etc).
HB is now ready for submission of new requisitions and blanket PO requests for FY24. For Blanket Orders you can create a new requisition by copying an existing requisition of your FY23 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 FY24 Blanket Orders and Requisitions
Our HuskyBuy catalog supplier Millipore-Sigma uses a Punchout site that currently only allows for the use of the internet browsers Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge. If you are having trouble using Mozilla Firefox, please try switching to Chrome or Edge.