Procurement Contracting and Compliance Launch

To complement Procurement Services’ recent reorganization and rebranding as University Business Services (UBS), the Procurement Contracting and Compliance Department (PC&C) within UBS is relaunching its efforts to build awareness of PC&C’s procurement compliance functions.

In our role of supporting UBS’ visionary, strategic, and inclusive commitment to the highest standards of procurement excellence, PC&C’s team is charged with ensuring that UBS has internal controls that adequately measure and manage the growing procurement requirements and risks faced by the University.  Working with our University partners, including the Office of University Compliance, Audit and Management Advisory Services, and the Office of the General Counsel, we monitor the internal and external compliance environments to identify potential risks and vulnerabilities within UBS’ procurement systems, processes, and procedures. Under the direction of the Interim Associate Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer, Gregory F. Daniels, our group ensures that compliance and risk management are incorporated into UBS’ procurement procedures and business practices.  We also educate University stakeholders on these matters in an effort to ensure that the University is compliant with federal and state laws, rules, and regulations, as well as with University policies and procedures.

The following are among the growing areas of procurement compliance targeted by our team:

Contract Compliance Risk Regulatory Compliance
Anti-corruption Ethics Fair/Open Competition
Conflicts of Interest Export Controls Data Protection
IT Safety, Security and Accessibility* Insurance Health, Safety & Warranty
* See linked article on Technology Procurement for Accessibility

Compliance Contacts

Moving forward, PC&C’s compliance team will collaborate with various University leaders and other stakeholders to provide UBS staff with strategic training and other procurement compliance-related resources.  UBS’ primary contact on procurement compliance-related matters is Gregory F. Daniels, J.D., University Director of Procurement Contracts and Compliance.  He can be contacted by email at gregory.daniels@uconn.edu or by phone at (860) 486-1094.  You may also contact Melissa Frank, J.D., Compliance and Risk Specialist, at melissa.frank@uconn.edu or by phone at (860) 486-0621, with additional questions.