The State of Wisconsin and its agencies have recently been impacted by terminated contract negotiations between UPS and a national state government consortium. As such, the small package/parcel shipping services will temporarily increase to standard commercial rates until a new contract authority is obtained. Once a new contract is in place, we expect to see shipping rates return to more favorable and discounted levels, though inflationary increases driven by market disruption can be expected.
UPS will continue to service UW–Madison. Please continue to use UPS with your current account information for your shipping needs. If you need assistance with seasonal shipments and special shipping arrangements, please work with your departmental staff person that assists with shipping. They can reach out to the assigned purchasing agent for detail and assistance, if needed.