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.  Continue reading

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.

 

Coming Soon: Opportunity to Comment on Drafts of Procurement Policies

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.