When making a purchase, a purchasing card can be used instead of a SAP purchase order. The UCT purchasing card operates like any other credit card but with additional features that limit its use according to the card's profile.

Please see 'Purchasing card policy' for more information, under Download.


The UCT purchasing card is intended to:

  • replace low-value, high-volume purchase orders that are administratively expensive (eg office consumables)
  • provide a purchasing tool for those purchases that normally result in reimbursements (eg, Internet payments, subscriptions, conference fees)

Purchasing cards simplify processes and payment systems and so offer a way to cut costs and improve efficiency.

Applying for a card

Anyone who regularly requests reimbursements should apply for a card. Contact the card administrator (details under Contact us).

For more information please see 'Overview: the UCT purchasing card' (under Link).