The Catholic University of America


New and Revised University Policies


By Vin Lacovara, CUA compliance and privacy officer, and Debbie Jackson, associate vice president of strategic sourcing and business services

Procurement cards are issued to streamline and simplify business purchasing. A procurement card is not a benefit of employment.

Cardholders must exercise good stewardship of University funds and must comply with all requirements of the Procurement Card Policy regarding allowable purchases, coding, and substantiation.

Unallowable purchases include, but are not limited to:

  • Alcohol
  • Cell phones
  • Computers, including tablets
  • Gifts or gift cards
  • Personal purchases
  • Purchases delivered to non-University addresses
  • Split transactions
  • Telephone equipment
  • Travel and business entertainment

Violations of the Procurement Card Policy will result in suspension or revocation of procurement card privileges, and may result in other University discipline.

If you are uncertain about a specific procurement card activity, seek guidance in advance from the Office of Strategic Sourcing and Business Services (, tel. 202-319-5044).