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Purchasing Card

The University's Purchasing Card (P-Card) is a simple, cost-effective way to purchase and remit payment for approved University budget expenditures under $5,000. The Program simplifies the requisitioning, purchasing, and payment process for small dollar transactions. It helps to shorten the approval process and reduces the number of purchase orders, check requests, and expense reimbursements.

Using a P-Card to make purchases is not only simple, but it provides suppliers a way to process orders without delay in addition to receiving immediate payment. Cardholders make sound business decisions in the best interest of the University and comply with policies and procedures as set forth in the University Purchasing policies.

Conoco fleet cards are also available for units with DU vehicles. Contact the P-Card administrator for additional information.

Apply for a Purchasing Card 

To apply for a P-Card, follow these steps:

  1. Log into Pioneer Travel and Expense in PioneerWeb>Employee Tab>Administrative Processes>Pioneer Travel and Expense
  2. Click the Request tab, Create New Request.
  3. In the first cell, use the drop down named "Request Policy" and change it to DU Credit Card Request.
  4. Submit your request.

P-Card Training

P-Card training is available in Canvas.  After you submit your Request in Pioneer Travel and Expense, you will be given access to the course in Canvas.

P-Card Resources and Forms Available in PioneerWeb (Employee tab)

(use the Forms and Documents button on the right to log into PioneerWeb)

  • Purchasing Card Guide
  • P-Card Account Maintenance Form