The University has an alternative to the purchase order process, as a method of payment to suppliers for goods and services. The Purchasing Card is a type of credit card which is held in the name of the individual who will be using it, but the spend for which is included on a corporate account.
Permanent staff can apply for a University Purchasing Card. The card is used in a variety of circumstances as a cost-effective means of paying for goods or expense items.
Staff will need to complete Appendices 1, 2 and 3 from the links below:
- Appendix 1: Purchase Card application form
- Appendix 2: Authorisation of Product Areas
- Appendix 3: Employee Agreement
- Appendix 4: Change of Approver
- Appendix 5: Amendement to credit limits
All existing Finance and Procurement policies remain in force when using a Purchasing Card; all cardholders should keep themselves up to date with these current policies:
Please also refer to directions on using funds from Research Council Grants and Staff Development Accounts.
If you experience a problem with your University Purchase Card, or have any questions you can contact the team on:
Tel: +44 (0)118 378 5855