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Introducing SMBeConnect

SMBe Connect

UConn's SMBeConnect Tool

UConn Procurement Services has launched a new SMBeConnect tool on our Supplier Diversity (USDP) website. It is designed, primarily, to assist small/minority business enterprises (S/MBEs) seeking to conduct business here at the University, by connecting them directly with the buying team responsible for managing their particular commodity(ies).

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Fraudulent Toner Activity Alert

Procurement Services has recently been made aware of fraudulent activity relating to the “alleged” purchase of toner, printing supplies and/or service.  It appears that someone has been calling departments on campus to discuss a “placed” order and seeking to verify address delivery information.   Please be advised that this is fraudulent and you should not provide such requested information.    Continue reading

UConn Bookstore Walk-up Purchases

In anticipation of the opening of the new UConn Bookstore, we are excited to inform you of the new method for University business related walk-up purchases.   Starting on June 10th, all purchases made at the UConn Bookstore, now managed by Barnes and Noble, must be done through the PCard rather than through the previous BO-46 process, which is no longer in effect.  Please refer to your PCard User Manual for allowable purchases.

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New Apple Purchasing Opportunities

We are excited about the new relationship with Barnes and Noble and ability it provides for us to look at our business processes and procedures to improve services to faculty, staff, and students. One of the changes we are making is the relationship with Apple. Rather than purchasing through the UConn Bookstore, the university will purchase directly from Apple. This will simplify the ordering process for the university community.

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