NIU Procurement Card (P-CARD)

The Procurement Card Program (P-CARD) allows university department personnel to assume delegated authority to undertake limited purchasing and payment activities directly with a vendor or supplier as an alternative to the requisition/purchase order request procedure. The program is designed to permit authorized, fully-trained individuals to complete small routine purchases of $5,000 or less.

The P-CARD program offers streamlined and expedited procedures for making small purchases and creates definitive records of such purchases. In order to comply with State of Illinois travel regulations, the card does not permit most travel related expenditures. The P-CARD is also restricted to a limited number of merchant categories.

To learn more about the P-CARD program, or to request an application send an email to

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