Procurement Card

The Procurement Card (PCard) is a MasterCard credit card, which can be used for approved purchases up to $5,000 of all non-restricted commodities from any supplier that accepts MasterCard as a form of payment.   The PCard provides a faster, more efficient way to purchase lower dollar goods however cannot be used as payment for certain restricted items.

Fraudulent and/or misuse of the card is grounds for revoking Procurement Card privileges and may lead to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment. Non-Tufts employees, temporary and student employees are not eligible for Procurement Cards.

PCard receipts involving purchases made on a Grant:

As a result of the TSS announcement on September 8, 2015, that due to system enhancements being made, individuals making purchases via their P-cards would now have the ability to upload copies of the transaction documentation directly into PeopleSoft.

Sponsored Programs Accounting (SPA) requests that all grant holding departments begin uploading their P-card receipts into Peoplesoft.  SPA understands that with all the integrations of new processes and system changes, as well as competing priorities, that this may take some time to accomplish.  It is the expectation that 7/1/16 this will be done consistently throughout all departments that have grant related P-card charges. 


As a reminder, Procurement Card purchases must be supported by at least one of the following items:

  • The actual sales slip
  • The cash register receipt
  • A copy of the order form
  • A supplier/merchant statement
  • Packing Slip
  • Online order confirmations (screen printout)

P-Card Information

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