Sample List of Acceptable P-card Purchases

  • Purchases must be business related
  • Books, subscriptions (Not from the MTA bookstore)
  • Membership/registrations (if not classified as a blocked industry code)
  • Research related goods (where allowed by grant or contract)
  • Chemicals (Where no special permit is required)
  • Tools, small equipment
  • Short term rentals (less than 60 days)
  • Office Supplies such as pens, paper, pencils, flash drives (E-way)*
  • Advertising
  • Purchases must be within your assigned transaction limit threshold

  * Please note that in order to access special pricing a pre-authorized
     account is required. Department secretaries have accounts they can
     access on your behalf, or contact procurement -
     Purchases made from or Staples Retail outlets do not offer
     the preferred pricing for the University.