Using The UCHC Purchasing Process/Materials Management. December 2005 . The UCHC Purchasing Department. Mission Statement.
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Using The UCHC Purchasing Process/Materials Management
The UCHC Purchasing Department
The Purchasing Department is committed to being an effective and efficient organization, which recognizes and supports the mission of the University of Connecticut Health Center:
“helping people achieve and maintain healthy lives and
restoring wellness/health to maximum attainable levels”
through research, education and clinical care.
The acquisition of materials, equipment, and contractual services shall be predicated on the accomplishment of the mission; utilizing best purchasing practices, conducted to the highest standards of professional ethics and integrity in accordance with state and federal laws and regulations.
The University of Connecticut Health Center receives purchasing authority from Volume 3, Title 10a, Chapter 185b, Section 10a-151b of the General Statutes of Connecticut which states in part “…a chief executive officer may purchase equipment, supplies and contractual services, execute personal service agreements..” The Chief Executive Officer of the University of Connecticut Health Center (UCHC) has delegated the purchasing authority to the Director of Purchasing at UCHC.
Provide procurement services to acquire all supplies, equipment, and contractual services for University of Connecticut Health Center departments and to the University of Connecticut Health Center Finance Corporation.
The Purchasing Department is exclusively responsible for vendor contracting, creation, selection, and use.
Owens & Minor: Medical and Surgical Supplies
Fisher Scientific: Laboratory Supplies and Apparatus
Henry Schein: Dental Supplies
Suburban Stationers: Office Supplies
(Certified Small Bus.)
Gateway Computers: PCs
*A Computer Peripherals Strategic relationship is currently under development.
The Purchasing Department must be in receipt of a fully approved Purchase Requisition prior to initiating a procurement action for supplies, equipment, or contractual services.
This is done through the FRS system.
For information on online training call: (860) 679-2408
At the main UCHC – SUN menu, select “D. PASS – Change your Password.” Hit “Enter”
Type your old password, hit “Enter,” then type your new password, hit “Enter,” then type your new password again and hit “Enter.” You’re done!
After signing in to FRS, type PWC (Password Change) into the first screen that appears. Hit “Enter.”
Type your old password where requested, and then your new password, and your new password again, at “Verify Password.” Hit “Enter.” You’re done!
Up to $10,000 Competitive Bidding or Negotiation may take place at the discretion of the Buyer or Management , but is not statutorily required.
$10,000 to 49,999: informal bidding is statutorily required. No Public advertisement or web posting is required.
$50,000 and over: Full formal bidding is statutorily required. Place public bid ads in two State newspapers and post to UCHC On-Line Bid Submission Website and the DAS Bid Portal. The average time of the posting is three weeks.
Rob Murphy, Director 679-2812
Matt Larson, Asst. Director 679-1775
Margaret Gilbert, Clinical Buyer 679-3927
June Ellis, Laboratory Buyer 679-2117
Jennifer Kelley, Facilities Buyer 679-1988
Daniel Melesko IT Buyer 679-2309
Main Telephone Number 679-2408
Main Fax Number 679-2508
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