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Mission Statement

Procurement Contracting and Compliance, a division of the UBS unit, renders the vendor relationships, business terms, and project vision developed by the University community into contracts that ensure those relationships, terms, and vision withstand the tests of time and chance while reflecting the values and priorities of the University and the State of Connecticut.

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Job Opportunity: University Director


Procurement Contracting and Compliance

Reporting to Associate Vice President of Business Services & Chief Procurement Officer (AVP/CPO), the University Director of Procurement Contracting and Compliance is responsible for the oversight of contract preparation and procurement compliance at all UConn campuses, including the main campus in Storrs and all regional campuses. The Director is responsible for supporting the institution’s academic and programmatic needs while guiding contract compliance with federal and state laws and regulations and University policies and procedures.

For full job description click here:  Director of Contracting and Compliance

Updated Information about Roles & Responsibilities

University departments that buy goods or services play a crucial role in managing vendor relationships. The Procurement Contracting & Compliance, Purchasing, and Accounts Payable groups have developed detailed information to help University departments better understand this role. Procurement Services is very glad to provide University departments with vendor management training. Please contact University Business Services for more information.

“Cutting the Red Tape” Procurement Procedures Go Into Effect for CY18

On June 30, 2017, the Governor signed Public Act 17-130, dubbed the “Cutting the Red Tape” legislation.  One purpose of the legislation was to make it easier for UConn to make three types of purchases: “Overseas Purchases,” “Outside Funds Purchases,” and “Collaboration Contract Purchases.” Information about these purchases and the associated policies and procedures is available on our “Cutting the Red Tape” webpage.