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Obtaining A Purchasing Card

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In order to obtain a Purchasing Card (P-card) at Boston College, contact the designated Departmental P-Card Administrator in your department.This person has been assigned to determine who should have cards, if a card is appropriate for the anticipated budget and use, and to create the on-line application in PeopleSoft. The card will be created by the bank (in approximately two weeks) and sent to the Procurement Services Department.

To get a Purchasing card please complete the following steps:

  1. Confirm that your department has completed the on-line Purchasing card application on your behalf.
  2. Read the Purchasing Card User’s Guide.
  3. Correctly answer the questionnaire about the use of the card. A score of "90%" or better constitutes completion of the Boston College Purchasing Card Training Program.
  4. Once you have scored a 90 or above on the questionnaire, submit the Questionnaire Score Page by clicking the Submit Button on the Questionnaire Page.
  5. Print, Read, and Sign the Cardholder Agreement form e-mailed to you when the card arrives in Procurement.
  6. Contact Procurement Services at ext. 2-3055, or, to confirm that your application was processed, and your card has arrived at Boston College.
  7. Bring your completed Cardholder Agreement to 129 Lake Street, Room 200 and receive your card.
  8. Activate your card by calling the 1-800 number listed on your card.
  9. Register with US Bank's Access-on-line. (Instructions will be included in your e-mail when your card arrives).
  10. Review the P-card lab for Cardholders

If you have any questions, please contact the Purchasing Card Administrator at 617-552-3055 or email