Welcome to the State of Arkansas/University of Arkansas at Little Rock P-Card Program. This program is designed to help departments or organizational units manage purchases of predetermined dollar limits. The P-Card will facilitate the acquisition of lower dollar purchases needed for conducting official university business. Personal purchases are strictly forbidden and may result in disciplinary action.
Revised Procurement Card Procedures
If you are a cardholder or an approver, we encourage you to read the new procedures by clicking the link in the menu to the left. The new procedures are less complicated and the monthly submittal process has changed. Many of you were very instrumental in helping us with your comments and feedback during the developmental stage. We thank you for your assistance. Usually new procedures generate questions and our P-Card Administrator, Sandra Phillips (501.537.0053), will be glad to answer any that you may have.
Why Use a Procurement Card?
The Procurement Card (P-Card) is an accelerated, flexible purchasing tool for conducting official UALR business. The UALR P-Card Program utilizes internal management and various methods of control.
The purpose of the program is to establish a more efficient, cost-effective way for departments to make purchases. Using the card will be a benefit to the university, its suppliers, and your department. The university will save time and money by consolidating paperwork, suppliers will receive payment more quickly, and your department will get its supplies without unnecessary delays.
JPMorgan Chase surveyed dozens of its university purchasing card customers. As a result of implementing and enhancing existing procurement card programs, department heads are spending less time authorizing, tracking, and processing purchase data. Financial administrators are reducing overhead and significantly minimizing administrative tasks so staff can focus on other responsibilities, improving payment flexibility, and making purchasing more efficient at all levels of their institution.
If your department is not utilizing the P-Card, Sandra Phillips will be glad to review the program with you and your staff to see how it can benefit your department.