Purchasing Card - Step 2

There are four authorized buying methods used at the University – purchase order, the purchasing card, C-form and T&E reimbursement. After reviewing the purchase details provided by the customer, the cardholder must confirm that the purchasing card is the authorized buying method for the particular product or service requested (see the buying decision chart for guidance).

If the purchasing card is the appropriate buying method, the cardholder, acting either as the customer or as the agent for another customer, initiates the purchase in accordance with the University's procurement and disbursement financial policies. The purchasing card works much like a personal credit card but is different in a few respects:

  • It may only be used as specified in the buying decision chart.
  • It is issued in the name of the University employee, on behalf of the University.
  • Its use has no impact on a cardholder's personal credit history.