The Iowa State University procurement card (p-card) program has been designed to allow for the procurement of certain low-dollar goods, services and supplies by the end user through the useof a credit card. The intent is to eliminate the need for small dollar purchase requisitions and reimbursements. The p-card program is designed to improve efficiency in processing and completing low-dollar purchases of approved commodities from suppliers that accept a Visa credit card.
For the cardholder, using the p-card may provide quicker turn-around time on orders, widespread acceptance by suppliers, and reduced paperwork processing. The p-card concept is designed to delegate the authority and capability to purchase low-dollar items directly from suppliers to the end user.
For campus organization users, please see the Student Procurement Card Program page.