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ProCard Purchasing Guidelines

Purchase from a State Preference

Send Requisition to Purchasing via Procurement Support Center work request ticket Jira for the Following:

  • All Purchases Over Your Card Limit
  • Any purchase involving signing of agreements, licenses, and contracts
  • All purchases excluded from the ProCard Program


  • Vendors must not charge higher prices for card Purchases
    • Violates their agreement with VISA
  • Indicate this is a SU Purchase
    • Ask for Educational/Governmental Discounts

Sales Tax Exemption

  • Indicate Purchases are Exempt for State of MD and DC Sales Tax
    • MD Tax #30002563
  • Most vendors shipping from another state to MD do not charge sales tax


  • Shipping cost must be included in single purchase limit
  • Must ship through Support Services unless desktop delivery of office supplies
  • When shipping, you should notify Courier with details for the delivery including buyers’ reference # and description of order.
  • Notify Support Services either by email or phone 410-543-6256 in advance of oversized deliveries to discuss logistics

Receipt of Shipments

  • Retain boxes until sure you will keep goods
  • Errors or problems contact vendor
  • Contact Vendor before returning goods
    • Return Authorization Number
    • Possible Restocking Fee