The Columbia University Procurement Card (P-Card) is the preferred payment method for most business related, non-travel, small dollar purchases (under $2,500 per transaction) of goods and services by Columbia University’s schools and departments. The use of a P-Card significantly reduces the time spent purchasing and paying for small-dollar, high-volume transactions while maintaining adequate controls.
Any Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO) employee interested in obtaining a P-Card should contact the Manager of Purchasing for LDEO, Karen Hoffer.
For a full listing of policies regarding P-Cards at Columbia University (CU), a .pdf file is available from the CU Purchasing Office here. The CU Purchasing Office also provides P-Card use procedures that can be found on their site here.