Purchasing Card Procedures
Directory Assistance / Key Personnel
Card Application (PDF)
Card User Agreement (PDF)
Welcome to Seattle Pacific University implementation of the US Bank Visa purchasing card program. US Bank's
purchasing card is a Visa product designed for corporations
to purchase low dollar, non-capital, non-raw material expense items.
Seattle Pacific University has performed a study of non-value added
tasks in the workflow, and specifically in the procurement process.
It was found that approximately 82 % of all purchases were less
than $2000, and that these purchases accounted for less than 20%
of the money spent on all goods and services. The purchasing card
concept is designed to delegate the authority and ability to purchase
these low value items directly to the person to whom it matters
most, YOU, the user. This is consistent with our policies as well
as our attempts to put more control into the departmental purchaser’s
Purchasing card users will be able to make purchases much easier,
faster, and more economically than before. Paperwork and processing
at the departmental level, as well as in the purchasing and accounts
payable functions,will be sharply reduced. By using the purchasing
card for transactions below $2000, a department can consolidate
request for payment forms to one per month vs. one per transaction.
These efficiencies will allow all groups and individuals involved
to be more effective and focused on the value-added aspect of their
The US Bank Visa purchasing card program utilizes
internal management controls and management information reporting
to ensure that our policies, procedures and objectives are being
achieved. The purchasing card is never to be used for “services.” Only full time employees are eligible to obtain a Purchasing Card.