PROCUREMENT CARD POLICY
(a) The MTSU Purchasing Card (PCard) will be used for buying supplies and services that do not conflict with/or violate Procurement or Contract Policies.
(b) For any purchases of supplies and/or services less than $5,000 (Does not apply to Personal, Professional, or Consultant Contracts) MTSU Departments and employees shall use a PCard to procure the supplies and/or services.
(c) All University Departments and employees must utilize State of Tennessee, MTSU, Tennessee Board of Regents (Including all TBR Institutions), and University of Tennessee (Including all UTK Institutions) contracts as the primary sources to procure any needed supplies and/or services. A list of current State of Tennessee, MTSU, Tennessee Board of Regents (Including all TBR Institutions), and University of Tennessee (Including all UTK Institutions) contracts are available on the MTSU Procurement Services Website: http://www.mtsu.edu/procurement. If the item or service can be procured at a lower price or is unavailable on these contracts then the Department or employee may purchase it elsewhere, however all PCard purchases shall be made utilizing 'best bid practices'.
(d) All documentation pertaining to PCard purchases of supplies and/or services shall be available for review and audit by Procurement Services, Internal Audit, and State Audit. The Procurement Services PCard Administrator shall monitor PCard purchases and audit MTSU Departments and employee purchases both electronically and by physical inspection.
(e) The PCard Administrator shall provide education classes for MTSU Departments and any new and existing cardholders as required. All new MTSU Departments and employees will be required to attend a 'mandatory' training class prior to having their PCard activated.
(f) All purchases made for supplies and/or services under $5,000 shall be made with an MTSU PCard unless the vendor requires a University Purchase Order or in rare circumstances a "Check Enclosed". For these situations a Procurement Requisition will be completed utilizing SciQuest and forwarded to Procurement Services along with an explanation. MTSU Departments and employees not utilizing the MTSU PCard for local purchases will have a 'local purchase limit' of less than $500. Any purchase for supplies and/or services $500 and greater will be made by using a Procurement Requisition.
(g) Failure by any MTSU employee to adhere to these PCard policies may cause the violator to be held personally liable for all charges and temporary suspension of their PCard. Continual abuse and/or misuse of University PCard Policies shall result in forfeiture of all Procurement Card privileges and possible disciplinary action up to termination of your employment from the University.
Activities that are specifically prohibited are:
1. Absolutely NO alcohol or food of any nature shall be purchased with a PCard (Refer to Procurement Policy Section 9.0 for Food Policy).
2. Absolutely NO Travel, including but not limited to airfares, rooms, and car rentals, shall be purchased with a PCard
3. Absolutely NO Medical, Physician, and/or Pharmaceutical expenses shall be purchased with a PCard
Required PCard Forms:
Email Demetra Majors Procurement Card Administrator with Questions: