Important Notice: March 2020

The ProCard Office is open and available during normal business hours.  As normal, you can inquire via email at procard@uw.edu and continue to submit requests (i.e. temporary increase, new application, renewal) through ARIBA.

Important News about Home Deliveries: Procurement Services has received numerous questions regarding residential deliveries of supplies for staff working remotely at home. Under normal circumstances, we do not advise home delivery for several reasons, including tax implications, appropriate use of UW owned materials, tracking and tagging equipment, returned goods issues etc. However, we have modified our guidance for ProCard purchases to allow home delivery provided the appropriate person in the ordering department authorizes it. Departments should work with their administrative staff and human resources representatives regarding telework policies, responsibility for telework equipment and supplies, and tracking UW owned equipment and the plan for its return to the department (more information is available on the university's telework policy and process web page). 

The UW Procurement Card (ProCard) is a Visa purchasing card available for faculty and staff, designed to reduce the use of small dollar purchasing using purchase orders, and eliminate the use of personal funds. ProCard usage is restricted to UW business purchases only, and may not be used for personal expenditures.

Topics

Requirements

What to Know Before You Begin

New Card Application Process

UWMC/HMC New Card Application Process

Renewal Process

UWMC/HMC Renewal Process

 

Washington State Requirements:

All ProCard users should:

 

What to Know Before You Begin

Review all resources below that explain policy and procedure:

  • All NEW ProCard applications will be required to take the ProCard Cardholder Training and complete the ProCard Assessment with a passing score of 22/24.
    • The training can be found here.
  • New applications submitted from previous or current cardholders changing departments will not be required to complete a new assessment, as long as an assessment has been completed with a passing score within the last 12 months.
  • All renewal ProCard Applicants (every 3 years) will be required to take the ProCard cardholder assessment and receive a passing score of 22/24.

If you have an questions please email procard@uw.edu

 

New Card Application Process

Eligibility
  • UW Faculty and staff are eligible to apply for a ProCard, with department/unit approval.
Step 1: Complete the ProCard training and assessment 
  • The ProCard training and assessment must be completed before submitting an application form in Ariba.  A minimum score of 22 out of 24 is required to pass the assessment.  Click here to find the online training.
Step 2: Complete and submit a ProCard application in Ariba
  1. Submit the card application in Ariba (Home/Create/Card Application/Type of Card/ProCard), and include the assessment score received in the comments section.
  2. The department ProCard approver must approve the application. 
  3. The ProCard Office reviews and approves the application. Applications are processed on Fridays. 
  4. Email notice will be sent to the cardholder when the card arrives in the ProCard office, typically in 7-10 business days.
Step 3: Activate Card - Follow the emailed instructions to:
  1. Activate your ProCard
  2. Set up alerts
  3. Set up pin number

 

UWMC New Card Application Process

The Medical Center Training Assessment is mandatory for all new ProCard applications originating from UW Medicine (312 org codes). This includes UW Medicine employees from Shared Services, UWMC Montlake and Northwest, Harborview Medical Center, Airlift Northwest, and UW Neighborhood Clinics.  

Step 1: Receive approval from your manager or director to have a ProCard

Step 2: Receive approval from UW Medicine Internal Control to proceed with the ProCard application

Step 3: Fill out the ProCard application in Ariba, using: default object code: 05-99, default monthly limits ($10,000) and single purchase ($2,000), and provide the name of the reviewer and their UW Net ID

Step 4: Request the training and applicable policy and procedure document from UW Medicine Internal Control

Step 5: Review the training and the applicable policy and procedures

Step 6: Complete the assessment and score better than 33/35 correct 

Step 7: Follow the emailed instructions to activate your ProCard, set up alerts, and set up a pin number

Contact Robert Lee, Internal Control Analyst, for questions: rlee75@uw.edu 

 

Renewal Process

Responsibility lies with the cardholder to renew the card

Renewal application process: Cardholders are responsible for renewing their ProCard every three years.  Procard@uw.edu will email you two weeks before the end of the month your card expires to help remind you of the process. If the ProCard assessment and the Ariba application are not completed/submitted before the card expires, the account will be closed.       

Step 1. The Cardholder takes the ProCard  assessment logged in under their uw.edu email. A passing score is a minimum of 22/24. If you need a refresher on ProCard, please re-watch the online training here.

Step 2. Submit the card application form in Ariba (Home/Create/Card Application/Type of Card/ProCard Renewal), and include the assessment score received in the Comments section.

Step 3: Once steps 1 and 2 have been completed, follow the emailed instructions from the ProCard office with activation instructions to activate your ProCard, set up alerts, and set up a pin number.

 

UWMC/HMC Renewal Process

The Medical Center training assessment is mandatory for renewal ProCard applications originating from UW Medicine (312 org codes).  This includes UW Medicine employees from Shared Services, UWMC Montlake and Northwest, Harborview Medical Center, Airlift Northwest, and UW Neighborhood Clinics.  

Responsibility lies with the cardholder to renew the card

Step 1: Cardholder submits a renewal application in Ariba and must provide the name of the reviewer.

Step 2: Request the training and applicable policy and procedure document from UW Medicine Internal Control.

Step 3: Review the training and the applicable policy and procedures.

Step 4: Cardholder takes the assessment and must score at least 33/35.

Step 5: Follow the emailed instructions to activate your ProCard, set up alerts, and set up a pin number.

Contact Robert Lee, Internal Control Analyst, for questions: rlee75@uw.edu