Procurement Services is responsible for the administration of the Connecticut College eProcurement platform branded as CTW OneSource. The platform is available to faculty and staff authorized to purchase goods and services on behalf of the institution. The platform cannot be used to make persoanl purchases due to the tax exempt nature of institutional purchases.
- All supplier catalogs available in CTW OneSource are designated tax exempt and offer contracted and negotiated prices to the college.
- All purchases made through CTW OneSource are approved in advance of the purchase and not after the fact.
- CTW OneSouce has a number of defined roles such as buyer, browser, approver and "Designated Approver".
A buyer is authorized to make purchases on behalf of Connecticut College up to their approved limit and budget authority. The Buyer's Guide is a step-by-step overview of the process within the eMarketplace (CTW OneSource)
CTW OneSource - Browser Role:
A Browser can shop in the eMarketplace and build out a shopping cart however they must re-assign the shopping cart to a buyer with authority to execute the purchase within their approved limit and budget authority on behalf of Connecticut College.
An Approver is typically a department head, Chair or Director with budget authority to approve purchases up to their designated limit. If a purchase has a value greater than their designated limit it is automatically sent to a Dean or Vice President for review and approval. The Approver's Guide is a step-by-step overview of the process within the eMarketplace (CTW OneSource)
CTW OneSource "Designated Approver" Role:
A "Designated Approver" can be appointed by a department head, Chair or Director, Dean or Vice President upon written request to the CTW OneSource Administrator. The Approver's Guide can be used by the "Designated Approver" in the same manner as an Approver.
The FAQ information document provides the answers to many of the frequently asked questions regarding the shopping and navagation experience in CTW OneSource.
The Amazon Business FAQ document provides helpful answers to many of the frequently asked questions regarding the shopping experience on Amazon Business.