As a cardholder, you are considered a “University Leader and Purchasing Decision-Maker”, who has been granted the privilege of transacting business on behalf of the University. Your intentionality in making purchasing decisions for your respective department contributes to the University’s overall SMBE utilization goals and outcomes, which are established by and reported to the State of Connecticut Department of Administrative Services (DAS) and Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO). Aside from the statutory requirements, you are also asked to consider the potential economic impact to our surrounding communities based on the decisions that you make.
As you begin to ready yourself for procurement card pick-up, beginning October 1, 2019, one of the pre-requisites for picking up the card will be the completion of the Procurement Card Renewal Training which includes the USDP eLearning Course entitled, “Embracing Supplier Diversity at UConn”.
The first 70 cardholders to complete the course will be receiving a Partnership Mug as a thank you from the USDP and University Business Services (UBS).