Accession Number : ADA310320

Title :   Governmentwide Commercial Purchase Card Program.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.

Corporate Author : NAVAL COMMAND CONTROL AND OCEAN SURVEILLANCE CENTER RDT AND E DIV SAN DIEGO CA

PDF Url : ADA310320

Report Date : FEB 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : The General Services Administration (GSA) awarded a contract for a Governmentwide Commercial Credit Card Service to Rocky Mountain BankCard System, Inc. (RMBCS). The contract provides, at the request of Federal ordering agencies, Governmentwide commercial purchase cards and associated services for civilian and military Government employees to make purchases for official Government use. The policy of NRaD is to use the Governmentwide Commercial Purchase Card for purchases under $2,500. The Purchase Branch, Code 02221, shall manage the Governmentwide Commercial Purchase Card Service on all operating units to ensure that all transactions comply with these procedures, NAVSUPINST 4200.91 series, and any other applicable internal regulations. Under the Acquisition Reform Act of 1994, a micro-purchase is an acquisition of commercially- available supplies, the aggregate amount of which does not exceed $2,500. Providing the Governmentwide Commercial Purchase Card to agencies simplifies the small purchasing process and improves cash management practices. The Credit Card achieves this in the following ways: * Within existing Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), streamlines payment procedures and reduces administrative costs for acquisition of supplies under $2,500. NRaD limitation per transaction is $2,500. * Improves Government cash management practices (e.g., forecasting, consolidating payments, reducing imprest fund, etc.). * Provides procedural checks and feedback to improve management controls and decision making.

Descriptors :   *FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, *CIVILIAN PERSONNEL, *CARDS, *MONEY, *MILITARY GOVERNMENT, COMMERCE, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, ACQUISITION, MANAGEMENT, CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION, COSTS, MOUNTAINS, INTERNAL, PROCUREMENT, SUPPLIES, REGULATIONS, GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE