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Purchase Card Information


Purchase Card Information - GSA Smart Pay Purchase Card

The PSC Purchase Card Program oversees the use and issuance of purchase cards for all of OS, ACF and ACL. The purchase card is the preferred method to purchase supplies and services up to the micro-purchase threshold, currently $3,500 ($2,500 for services subject to the Service Contract Act; and $2,000 for construction).

Training is required annually for all cardholders and approving officials, and prior to setting up a new account, and is located online on the HHS Learning Portal. The training course, “Using the Purchase Card at HHS”, is a course created by the OS, Office of Grants and Acquisition Policy and Accountability (OGAPA), and covers policies and regulations governing all HHS Purchase Card Programs.

The HHS Purchase Card Program should be used as guidance for the use of the purchase card.

If you have been selected to receive a purchase card, complete the online training course on the HHS Learning Portal through the HHS Access Management System (AMS); complete the Request for Purchase Card Form; review and sign the Cardholder and Approving Official Training Certification form, and send all 3 pages to 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 920, Bethesda, MD 20814; scanned and emailed to PSC Purchase Cards; or Fax to (301) 492-4967.

Cardholders and Approving Officials, under the PSC Purchase Card Program, are required to use the Managing/Accounting Credit Card System (MACCS). The MACCS link will be available to you on the HHS AMS home page. For additional information on MACCS, please contact the UFMS Helpdesk on 1-888-ONE-DHHS (888-663-3447).

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  1. HHS Purchase Card Guide Version 6 - July 2010 [PDF, 558KB, 98 pages]
  2. HHS Purchase Card Quick Reference - July 2010
  3. Request For Purchase Card Form
  4. Cardholder and Approving Official Training Certification