Purchasing Services has the SOLE authority for disposal of surplus and abandoned property at UW-Madison, other than titled and licensed vehicles which are handled by the Department of Administration (refer to UW-3056 Vehicles; Purchase/Lease; New/Used, Replacement and Disposal). Purchasing Services is responsible for the timely disposal of surplus property at a fair market value for the benefit of UW-Madison. When possible all surplus property sales are conducted at the SWAP Warehouse, at 1061 Thousand Oaks Trail, Verona, Wisconsin. Surplus Property sold by SWAP is sold, as is, without warranty, payment on delivery, FOB our warehouse. All sales of are final. Campus departments and Local State Agencies may arrange for delivery of large equipment or purchases, for a fee at time of purchase. Personal computers are sold without installed operating systems or applications software due to software license restrictions. All personal computers offered for sale are tested and in operating condition when sold. Customers prior to purchase may use test software provided by SWAP staff to examine personal computers.
Customer purchases that are not removed from SWAP at the time of purchase, must be removed no later than 4PM of the following Tuesday. Items that are not picked up by 4PM of the following Tuesday, will be resold. No refunds or credits will be given for items that were not picked up.
University departments are NOT authorized to trade in or dispose of state property to persons or organizations outside UW- Madison without Purchasing Services approval.
For information on the disposal of hazardous materials or animals (live or dead), please contact the Safety Department at 262-8769.
DEPARTMENT DISPOSAL PROCEDURES
Appendix 1 – Surplus Property Evaluation
Appendix 2 – Surplus Property Pick-up Request
Appendix 3 – SWAP Revenue Sharing Rate
Appendix 4 – Example SWAP Credit Calculation