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Purchasing Card Checklist

Prohibited Purchases

  • Awards and Prizes (see OP 72.03)
  • Chemicals and Other Potentially Hazardous Materials
  • Consulting, Medical Services, Personal or Professional Services
  • Controlled Assets
  • Donations, Contributions and Sponsorships
  • E Bay Purchases
  • Individual Amazon Prime Accounts
  • Lease or Rental of Space
  • Medical Licenses for States Other Than the State of Texas
  • Notary Applications
  • Payments to Patient/Study Participants
  • PayPal Services
  • Supplies (require use of Institutional Supply Contract)
  • Temporary Personnel
  • Travel Related Purchases
  • Uniforms (includes lab coats)
  • Blocked Vendors
  • In-State Sales Tax, including Tax on Carry-Out or Delivered Meals

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Additional Guidance

  • Prohibited Purchases on State and Federal Funds: Alcohol, Flowers, Food and Entertainment, Membership Dues, Promotional Items
  • Purchases for Food and Entertainment Must be Documented Using Food and Entertainment Substantiation Form and Pre-Approval Form
  • Alcoholic Beverages May Only be Served on Campus at Appropriate Events with Prior Written Approval of President or Designee
  • Purchases of all software and software licenses must be approved by IT. Request for approval can be made through Purchasing@ttuhsc.edu or PCard@ttuhsc.edu and evidence of approval must be submitted with the expense documentation.
  • Purchases Not Available From a Contracted Vendor Must Have Approval from Purchasing
  • Ship To Location Other Than TTUHSC Address Requires Approval from Purchasing
  • Organization Must be on the Professional Membership List for Payment of Membership Dues
  • Gifts for Length of Service Including Retirement (< $400) and Non-Cash Gifts for Donors or Participants of Official Functions - must include OP 72.03 Attachment B

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Permitted Purchases

  • Permitted Purchases of $5,000 or Less Must be Made Using PCard Subject to Vendor Accepting Credit Cards
  • Malpractice Insurance
  • Flowers for Official TTUHSC Functions or for Employees and Immediate Family Members in Cases of Illness or Death
  • Food and Entertainment
  • Hand Held Computer Devices Less Than $500
  • Books (if not available through an institutional contract in TechBuy)
  • Equipment (if not available through an institutional contract in TechBuy)
  • Advertising in Out-of-State Newspapers and Online for Staff Recruitment
  • Accreditation, Certification and Examination Fees
  • Magazine/Journal Subscriptions
  • Membership Dues
  • Professional License Fees
  • Registration Fees

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