3.0 OBTAINING A UVM Purchasing Card

3.1 Determining Need for a Purchasing Card

See the FAQ web page: "Is a UVM Purchasing Card right for me or my unit?"

3.2 Applying for a Purchasing Card

Visit the Getting Started web page and consider the questions listed there as you develop departmental policies for the use of Purchasing Cards.

Complete the "Application for UVM Purchasing Card" form (See Forms & Manuals web page), obtain appropriate approval signatures, and return it to Procurement Services.   The Program Administration Team will obtain any additional management approvals if necessary.

Upon receipt of your approved application, the Program Administrator will process the application with Mellon Bank and your card will be ordered for you.  When the card is received, Procurement Services performs some administrative tasks and will mail it to the cardholder

Training for use of the Purchasing Card is required.