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. Drafts of these new procurement policies have been posted here. UConn invites all interested persons to comment on the draft policies.
Procurement Services is leading a monthly conference call regarding implementation of OMB’s new Uniform Guidance regulations going into effect 7/1/18.
The monthly call includes members from multiple institutions that have expressed a desire to establish this open forum and will discuss key implementation challenges and best practices before the start date.
For more information about this call, contact BJ Pivonka in Procurement.
on behalf of Environmental Health and Safety…
This is a reminder to all Fiscal Officers to use the appropriate Commodity and Object codes for all Restricted Equipment and Restricted Material purchases as follows:
EHS Restricted Equipment
Prior to purchasing a restricted item, complete the University’s Equipment Form. Commodity Code 940 must be utilized for all equipment noted below (exception: use 930 for Biological Safety Cabinets or other Clean Air Devices), along with one of the following Restricted Object Codes: Continue reading
KFS is open to begin entering your fiscal year 2018 PO’s. For complete instructions on entering FY 18 requisitions, please visit:
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
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.