Procurement Card (PCard) for Research Foundation Funds

Using a PCard to purchase a variety of non-travel, business-related items reduces time and cost for both you and UB. You purchase directly from suppliers.

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The Procurement Card Program

The Procurement Card (PCard) is the preferred method to purchase non-travel business related items. They function like most other credit cards with state, Research Foundation (RF) or UB Foundation (UBF) program limitations:

  • State PCard is available for purchases up to $4,999
  • RF PCard is available for purchases up to $2,500
  • UBF PCard is availiable for purchases up to $2,500

PCards are issued as credit cards to individuals and are the liability of the university.  Cardholder's personal credit history is not reviewed or affected by issuance of a card.

  • Getting a Research Foundation (RF) Procurement Card (PCard)
    Read and agree to the terms and conditions.  Complete and submit an application for a Research Foundation PCard.
  • How Should I Use My RF PCard?
    All purchases are limited to official use and must be made in a reasonable, rational, cost effective manner. To be allowable and allocable, the purchase must be related to the program purpose or grant.
  • Certify My Monthly RF PCard Statement
    Research Foundation (RF) American Express (Amex) Cardholders are responsible for the monthly reconciliation of their card statements. 

Contact an Expert

Valerie Dennis.

Valerie Dennis

Asset Management, Card Programs and eProcurement

Financial Management

Phone: 716-645-2604


Ragland, Kevin.

Kevin Ragland

Procurement Card Administration, Financial Management

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