The University’s Procurement Card Program was established to provide a more efficient, cost-effective alternative for departments to make purchases costing less than $10,000 and to reduce or eliminate departmental petty cash accounts. The procurement card is a special Mastercard credit card that works similarly to a personal credit card, except the accumulative charges for all cards are billed directly to the University and payment is initiated by the Treasurer’s Office.

With this efficiency and flexibility, department heads, cardholders, and verifiers must be familiar and comply with the policies and guidelines found in Fiscal Policy 530  – Departmental Procurement Card.  Failure to follow guidelines and procedures provided in this fiscal policy will lead to termination of purchasing privileges and possible disciplinary actions.

The continued success of the procurement card program depends upon the appropriate use of the card and strict compliance with fiscal policies.

Important Reminders

Payment of TN sales and use tax is prohibited.

Keep the card in a secure location.

Obtain and keep receipts.

P-card Contacts

Procurement Card Program
301 Andy Holt Tower
Knoxville, TN 37996
865-974.3086
865-974-2701 Fax
Report a card lost or stolen – US Bank 1-888-449-2273