Small Purchase Charge Card

As part of continuing efforts to streamline the State’s procurement and payment processes, the Commonwealth of Virginia has established a contract with Bank of America Visa to provide its purchasing card program to state agencies and institutions. The Commonwealth of Virginia prefers the use of the Small Purchase Charge Card (SPCC) when making purchases under $5,000 from vendors that accept the card. Use of the SPCC reduces the number of Accounts Payable transactions by consolidating multiple vendor invoices into one monthly invoice from the charge card vendor. The availability of the SPCC will not supersede procedures for procuring goods. All purchases must comply with State procurement regulations.

Appropriate Card Use

Please refer to the Small Purchase Charge Card Policies and Procedures for an explanation of appropriate use of the card.

In addition to regular office purchases, the SPCC may be used for certain travel expenses.  Conference fees and public transportation fares (airline tickets, shuttle services, and rail tickets – including VRE) may be charged to the SPCC.  All other travel expense categories are restricted. Please see Accounts Payable for a detailed explanation of travel policies and procedures.

If you have any questions related to the charge card program, please call the Procurement Services Department at x1127 or x1057.

Cardholder Billing Statements

The Bank of America ‘Works‘ program is the method for obtaining billing statements at the close of the card cycle. If you have not received an email from the Commonwealth of Virginia Charge Card Administration with your Works application validation link, please contact UMW’s Program Administrator or call x1127.

The Works Manual and Reference Guides provides instructions on Works login and reporting.

PIN:  Global Card Access

After the SPCC is received, ensure that you register the PIN using the Global Card Access Instructions.  You will also have the option to set up alerts on your SPCC activity to assist in guarding against fraud.

Login to retrieve your PIN: Global Card Access

Things to never do with your SPCC/Gold Card

  • Never use your state-issued card for personal purchases.strikethrough
  • Never enter your full charge card number on a fax, in email or on any written document.
  • Never use another cardholder’s card or allow another person to access your card or number.
  • Never split a purchase to circumvent established purchasing procedures or exceed your single transaction limit. Contact Procurement Services if you need to make a purchase over your established transaction or cycle limit.
  • Never pay a past due invoice without prior approval from DOA.