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P-Card Overview

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 PCard would now have the ability to upload copies of the transaction documentation directly into PeopleSoft.

OVPR Post-Award Research Administration requires that PCard receipts be uploaded into PeopleSoft for all purchases charged to sponsored awards. This facilitates providing documentation for external and internal audits and reduces requests for documentation from the departments. In the PeopleSoft PCard application you can add receipts to a PCard transaction by clicking on the Justification Full Screen icon. The attachment can be added on either un-posted or posted transaction pages.

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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