Charging Tax

Purchases by Wisconsin governmental units, including the University of Wisconsin System, are generally exempt from Wisconsin Sales and Use Tax, and may be exempt from tax in other states.  Those that use their Pcard to make purchases, issues orders or… Read more


Importing Goods

Importing goods from foreign countries (including Canada and Mexico) can present unique challenges. There are potential tariffs, inspections, import restrictions, especially with the research related equipment that UWM often purchases. Departments are warned that low dollar orders placed directly with… Read more


Name Badge Ordering

Name badges must be ordered from BCE. Orders must be placed with a Pcard or a Purchase Order (BCE will require either the last four digits of the Pcard or the PO number when the order is placed). First time… Read more


New Furniture (Mandatory)

Pursuant to State statute (s. 16.75(3t)(c)), new furniture (categories are defined on webpage link below) must be purchased from the Bureau of Correctional Enterprises (BCE), formerly Badger State Industries (BSI): 505ENT-M15-BSI OFFURN-01 Michelle Pressentin is UWM’s sales representative – Michelle… Read more


Purchasing card and Travel card programs

View the UWM Visa Purchasing Card (PCard) Policy here. The Pcard and Tcard programs are administered by Accounts Payable. Contact the Accounts Payables Supervisor for more information. Access the UW System Purchasing Card (Pcard) program documents: https://www.wisconsin.edu/financial-administration/special-topics/purchasing-cards/ Access the UW… Read more


Searching for State and UW-Madison Contracts

UW-Madison Purchasing Services maintains a searchable database of State of Wisconsin (DOA issued) and UW-Madison issued contracts. Commonly requested UW-Milwaukee contracts are found under the ‘Available Contracts’ Help section on this website. Please contact Purchasing for further assistance on locating… Read more


Signage, Banners, etc.

On March 28, 2018, 2017 Wisconsin Act 146 was signed into law, modifying certain provisions of Ch. 16, Wis. Stats. related to the procurement of signs. New State procurement policy was issued as [PIM18002]. Orders under $3,500 may be placed on… Read more


Tax Exempt Documentation

UWM’s documentation of tax exempt status is located here [UWM users only] Tax Exempt Status letter (UW Systemwide) Certificate of Exempt Status (Wisconsin Sales and Use Tax) Sales Tax Exemption in Other States (link to Travelwise)


Year End Calendar FY21

Find the full fiscal year end calendar here. May 3rd FY21 deadline for: Procurement Requisitions over $50,000 for goods or services not on contract. May 3rd – FY22 POs may be initiated in ShopUW+ utilizing the NEXT FISCAL YEAR CHECKBOX…. Read more