Purchasing

Use ShopUW+ to order items for your lab. You can also pick up in-stock items in the Storeroom, in room B119.

ShopUW+ has replaced the Bock Labs Web Order Form—please use ShopUW+ for all orders.


ShopUW+

Use ShopUW+ to order lab supplies, office supplies, and IT supplies from vendors like Fisher Scientific, IDT, Staples, Apple, and more. You can also order items that aren’t found in ShopUW+, and you can order from suppliers/vendors that aren’t in ShopUW+.

Visit ShopUW+ Essentials to view the ShopUW+ Quick Reference Guide and self-enroll in online training.

Labs typically have designated ‘purchasers’ so check with your group before ordering. Contact purchasing@bocklabs.wisc.edu if you’re interested in becoming a designated purchaser for your lab.

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Ordering Items Not Found in ShopUW+

You can order items that aren’t found in ShopUW+, and you can order from suppliers/vendors that aren’t in ShopUW+.

• Use Non-Catalog Item for items that aren’t available in a catalog search.

Non-Catalog Item

• Use Unknown Supplier if the vendor is not found.

Unknown Supplier

• For each item, add a description and add internal attachments, if needed.

Item Information

• In the shopping cart, edit Internal Notes and Attachments to add vendor contact information, including a website, phone number, or email address.

Internal Notes And Attachments

Funding Information

Purchases may require funding information, including funding strings, account codes, commodity codes, and business purpose. Defaults can be configured for funding strings—refer to the ShopUW+ Quick Reference Guide: Setting Defaults for Speed & Accuracy.

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Funding Strings

Labs use individual funding strings. Contact purchasing@bocklabs.wisc.edu to find funding strings for your lab.

Account Codes

A list of account codes is available from Business Services: Filter, compare and search account codes. Common account codes include:

3100 – Supplies-Other
3105 – Supplies-Laboratory
3150 – Software-Purchases

Commodity Codes

A list of commodity codes is available in ShopUW+. Common commodity codes include:

05 – Building Equipment, Supplies, and Services
08 – Computers, Software, Supplies, and Services
15 – Laboratory Equipment, Supplies, and Services

Business Purpose

The business purpose should describe why the item is needed. Choose OTHER to provide a detailed description.