For campus organization users, please see the Student Procurement Card Program page.
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 use of 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.