The University will not issue blanket Purchase Orders, and also will not typically issue specific orders for products available for purchase through Shop@UW. Shop@UW sells commonly used items to supply the operational needs of UW-Madison, other UW campuses, state agencies, local governments and school districts. Shop@UW maintains limited inventory for “core stock” items which are stored at 1061 Thousand Oaks Trail, Verona WI. These are high volume and specialty (printed for the University, etc.) items only. Shop@UW has prime vendor relationships for office supply products, laboratory supply products, and maintenance repair and operational supplies. Items purchased from these vendors are received through a cross dock operation and delivered along with core stock inventory. The prices for all MDS core stock items are routinely checked with outside vendors. Comparative items are priced at or below those of outside vendors.