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What is a Pcard?

UCLA's Procurement Card (Pcard) is a Visa® card for staff and faculty members who have buying responsibilities. The card simplifies purchasing of most routine, low-cost goods and services. See Related Information to learn more about the Pcard.

Procurement Card Benefits

  • Accepted by all vendors that take Visa®. 
  • Ensures payment to vendors within 48 hours.
  • Eliminates purchase order and invoice processing.
  • Combines ordering and paying into a single process.
  • Provides access to easy-to-use online queries and transaction summaries.

Common Pcard Purchases

  • Amazon purchases through the dedicated Amazon Business Account
  • Professional Memberships for domestic companies with a duration of one year or less
  • Domestic Job Postings. See more Common Purchases here

Common Pcard Restrictions

  • Individual transaction amounts are set by each individual department up to the program limit maximums (including tax, freight and handling charges).
  • Built-in controls prohibit restricted purchases. See the Quick Reference Guide for Cardholders for more information.
  • Foreign purchases are limited. See more common Pcard restrictions here.