Purchasing and Payables

Purchasing Card Program

Purchasing Card Program

The UMS Purchasing Card (PCard) program is designed to improve efficiency in processing purchases of low dollar value ($125 or under) and for business travel. The use of the PCard does not change or obviate the procedures or documentation required by other applicable APL's. The PCard is not meant to pay for vendor invoices when a PO should have been obtained prior to the purchase.

If you have any questions please contact:  Rosemary Bouchard, rbouchar@usm.maine.edu, 780-5204


How to apply for a Purchasing Card and Recertification


  1.     Complete the Purchasing Card Application
  2.     Read USM’s Purchasing Card Manual - Updated 9/4/12
  3.     Schedule orientation by calling 780-5205

Recertification - every 3 years

Purchasing Card Recertification slides - please read and  complete the recertifcation form when completed