INTRO TO PCARD
This page last reviewed/updated: 3/11/2015
What is a PCard?
The University of West Florida (UWF) PCard (Procurement Card) is a credit card issued by a financial institution to enable authorized users to make purchases from vendors for ONLY expense items. The charges you make will be approved and paid from your budget by Financial Services. A PCard purchase must be for business purposes only and in full compliance with all other UWF rules and policies.
Why should I use a PCard?
The UWF PCard is efficient, convenient, cost effective, decentralized, and expedites the ordering of urgently needed items or services. PCard transactions do not require a Purchase Order (PO) or a reimbursement process. Every time you use the PCard you save and make money for UWF. The PCard saves approximately $75 - $125 in administrative costs and provides an annual rebate from the financial institution to UWF based on the annual total spend.
How do I obtain a PCard?
UWF faculty and staff are eligible to apply for a PCard if their appropriate department head, chair, dean or vice president approves of such and the employee's duties require them to make business related purchases. Applicants must:
before a card will be issued or before approval rights are granted.
How do I get started?
Cardholder & Managers: Register for the PCard Basic Online e-Learning Course:
Managers: Register for the PCard Manager Online e-Learning Course:
We hope this information is beneficial in helping you to learn about the PCard Program. Please contact us in Procurement & Contracts for any questions or concerns. Thank you.