The Purchasing Card is a Visa credit card issued by Bank of America. It is a fast, flexible new purchasing tool which offers an alternative to the existing purchasing processes and provides an extremely efficient and effective method for purchasing and paying for supplies, selected contractual services, memberships/fees and dues (with appropriate signature authority) with a total value of $2,500 or less. The card is to be used only for official University of South Carolina purchases.
The Purchasing Card will enable you to purchase non-restricted commodities, by telephone or in person, directly from the vendors. It will eventually eliminate the need for issuing low dollar purchase orders, many blanket purchase orders, the use of Small Purchase Vouchers and the use of many Direct Expenditure Vouchers.
The Purchasing Card will be issued in the employee's name with the State of South Carolina emblem, the wording "For Official Use Only" and the "University of South Carolina" clearly indicated on the card.