In collaboration with the Office of University Compliance, Procurement Services has developed a fun Compliance Clip video that outlines End User Departments’ responsibility for Directing Work and Monitoring Performance. Check out our Roles & Responsibilities page for more information about End User Department 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.
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.
As of 5:00 PM EST on October 31, 2017, the period for submitting comments on the drafts of UConn’s new procurement policies is closed.
UConn’s Board of Trustees plans to consider adopting the policies at its November 1, 2017 meeting. If you wish to comment publicly at that meeting, kindly reserve a speaking slot by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
On June 30, 2017, the Governor signed Public Act 17-130.pdf. The Public Act authorizes UConn to adopt new procurement policies for certain exceptional purchases. In the coming weeks, UConn will post drafts of these new procurement policies here. As described in a Notice submitted to UConn’s Board of Trustees on November 27, 2017, UConn invites all interested persons to comment on the draft policies once the policies are posted.
If you would like to be notified by email when the draft policies are posted, please provide your email address here.
Things kicked up a notch in March as the fiscal year end draws near. In March, Contract Specialists finalized 67 Contracts. 67!
UConn’s Contracting Department closed 33 contracts in the month of January. That’s over 8 contracts per Contract Specialist! And greater than 1.5 contracts each business day!