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Department of Finance

Developing and implementing fiscal and administrative policy, and providing professional advice, fiscal analysis and recommendations to the BOR on matters related to sound financial planning.


For questions and comments, please contact Louisa Despins at

The Finance Department develops and implements fiscal and administrative policy, and provides professional advice, fiscal analysis and recommendations to the BOR on matters related to sound financial planning, spending and revenue budgets, financial forecasts, and fiscal modeling.

The department manages and oversees accounting, financial reconciliation, fiscal reporting, internal and external audits, and the development and implementation of the biennial operating budget and interface with the capital budget for the system.

Staff monitor all financial accounts, budgets and financial condition for compliance with national accounting standards, budgetary and policy requirements and plans; direct the implementation and on-going maintenance of automated financial systems, system controls and user training and support; coordinate and develop the annual financial statements and provide system office financial and business office support functions.

Budget & Actual Results Financial Statements Bid Opportunities


FY financial statements are published by the finance departments every January and are available for download and review below. If you have any questions concerning these files, please contact Louisa Despins at

Budget & Actual Results

FY System File
2017 CSCU FY17 Mid-year Update Download (pdf - 1MB)

Procurement Manual

Date System File
Effective July 1, 2017 CSCU Procurement Manual Download (pdf - 1MB)

Financial Statements

FY System File
2017 Community Colleges Download (pdf - 4MB)
2017 State Universities Download (pdf - 4.4MB)
2017 Charter Oak Download (pdf - 3.5MB)
2016 Community Colleges Download (pdf - 1MB)
2016 State Universities Download (pdf - 1MB)
2016 Charter Oak Download (pdf - 1MB)
2015 Community Colleges Download (pdf - 1MB)
2015 State Universities Download (pdf - 1MB)
2015 Charter Oak Download (pdf - 2MB)
2014 Community Colleges Download (pdf - 1MB)
2014 State Universities Download (pdf)
2014 Charter Oak Download (pdf - 13MB)

Additional Documents

FY Title File
2015 CSCU 2020 Construction Expenditures Download (pdf)
2014 CSUS 2020 Construction Expenditures Download (pdf)
2017 CSCU Terms & Conditions Download (pdf)

Bid Opportunities

For more bid solicitations from the State of Connecticut, visit the Contract Portal.
Contract Portal

Bids received after the specified date and time will be returned. It is the vendor's responsibility to check the website for changes to the bid prior to the bid closing. The bidder will be held to the bid and all addenda.

Connecticut Small Business Contractors and Connecticut Minority Business Enterprises are encouraged to participate in the bidding process. For information regarding ConnSCU bidding procedures, contact Douglas Ginsberg, Contract Compliance Officer at 860-493-0107 or or Sharon Kromas, Contract Compliance Officer at 860-493-0109 or

Open Solicitations

Type Name Response Date File(s)
RFP CSCU-1803 Web Based Access to Research Journal Subscriptions May 21, 2018