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Corporate Purchasing Card

Corporate Purchasing Card Program

Marylandís State Government Corporate Purchasing Card (CPC) was implemented in 1997.  A Corporate Purchasing Card is similar to a consumer credit card except there are no fees or interest costs to the state.  The State contracts with a bank to provide card services.  The CPC is used by authorized agency personnel to provide small dollar purchases of $5,000 and under.  The CPC program involves millions of transactions and over $250 million in expenditures each fiscal year using approximately 7,000 cards.  The Comptroller of Marylandís General Accounting Division (GAD) is responsible for administrating the statewide program.  GAD provides oversight for the control of the program and coordinates a program to monitor and report fraud, waste, and abuse.  The review program involves: the Office of Legislative Audits 1-877-FRAUD11 (1-877-372-8311) or, the agency Purchasing Card Program Administrator, the agency audit staff, and the monthly reviews conducted by the CPC staff of GAD.

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Corporate Purchasing Card Manual 10/1/2014

Contact Information and Vendor Definitions 10/03/2014

Introduction to Corporate Purchase Card


Exhibit A - Cardholder Agreement Form 7/1/2014
Exhibit A(1) - Cardholder/Travel Agreement Form 7/1/2014
Exhibit B - Cardholder Information Form 7/1/2014
Exhibit B(1) - Travel Account Information Form 7/1/2014
Exhibit B(2) - New Application Cardholder Information Form 7/1/2014
Exhibit C - Cardholder Information Maintenance Form 7/1/2014
Exhibit D - Cardholder Statement of Disputed Item Form 7/1/2014
Exhibit E - Cardholder Activity Log 7/1/2014
Exhibit F - Account Code Number Set Up Guidelines 7/1/2014
Exhibit G - Posting and Payment Distribution Process 7/1/2014
Exhibit H - Reviewer Agreement 7/1/2014
Exhibit H1 - Reviewer Agreement (Travel) 7/1/2014
Exhibit I - PCPA Agreement 7/20/2018
Exhibit J - Monthly Certification Form 10/1/2014
Exhibit K - Detailed Transaction Report Level 3 Data 7/1/2014
Exhibit L - Card Surcharge Fees 7/20/2018

Merchant Category Code (MCC) block list (Feb 09)


Level 3 report in Access - Detailed Transaction Report with Level 3 data from USbank AccessOnline should be run each month and compared to the information provided by the cardholder on the Cardholder Log, Monthly Bank Statement, and Receipt.

CPC Enhanced Reporting January 2015 3/12/2015

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