Procurement Card

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A Procurement Card (also known as a Purchasing Card, or PCard) is a Visa charge card, which may be used for the purchase of business-related goods and services, excluding travel-related items. PCards are often issued to help with purchasing lab supplies, etc. The process of obtaining a PCard should be initiated by the PI of a lab.

More information about PCards is available at

Notes on getting a PCard

Tutorial Issues

As part of the application process, you will have to complete the PCard tutorial here:

This pages links to the tutorial at, which contains some buggy javascript that reports even browsers for which support is claimed (Firefox) as unsupported:

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To get around this error, go directly to the page the javascript would redirect you to if it was working:

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After taking the PCard tutorial, one must take the PCard Exam. Similar javascript bugs may prevent this, and the solution is similar: just go directly to

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Using a PCard

See PCardTutorialNotes.pdf for a summary of what to do and what not to do with a PCard.

What to do if you lose your PCard

If your card is lost or stolen, report it to the bank immediately. Your card will be cancelled and a new card (with a different VISA account number) will be sent to you, at your campus address, within two weeks.

Within the United States, call toll-free: 1-800-344-5696. Outside the United States, call collect: 1-701-461-2010.

U.S Bank customer service can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The bank's phone number can also be obtained from: