This webinar is designed to help you understand the following when doing business with UConn:
• UConn’s new supplier outreach and onboarding process.
• How do suppliers locate UConn’s Supplier Diversity Program
• What products or services UConn is looking to buy in the next 6 to 12 months
• Where to find UConn Opportunities
• How the COVID crisis changed sourcing or affected the vendor base at UConn
• Top 3 issues that prevent potential suppliers from being awarded contracts
• Top 3 tips for potential suppliers looking to do business with UConn
Presenter: Veronica F. Cook, MSOM, Executive Program Director, UConn Supplier Diversity
Registration Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yfnT9YF5RAqZ9Yvh57FvEA
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Veronica F. Cook, MSOM, Executive Program Director, UConn Supplier Diversity
Veronica Cook is the Executive Program Director for the UConn Supplier Diversity Program (USDP) and has been the Program’s leader since its inception in 2005. Veronica holds an Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from Eastern Connecticut State University and has been a First Year Experience Instructor for UConn’s Freshman class for the past decade.
Veronica is a 26-year veteran of the University of Connecticut’s University Business Services Department, which includes Procurement Contracting and Compliance, Capital Projects and Facilities Procurement, and Purchasing. Veronica’s USDP responsibilities encompass UConn’s main and regional campuses as well as UConn Health located in Farmington CT. The mission of the USDP is to expand enrollment and participation of small/minority businesses (S/MBE’s) on University contracts, with an endeavor to educate, encourage S/MBE’s to participate, build relationships, connect S/MBE’s to UConn’s buying professionals and measure compliance to affect positive change for S/MBE’s. Over the past couple of years the USDP has been a recipient of awards from both the Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council (GNEMSDC) (2018 and 2019) and the Minority Construction Council (MCC) (2018). Veronica’s message to S/MBE’s is this, “the University of Connecticut is open for business and we hope that you will not stop knocking until someone answers the door.”
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