P-card Spending Limits Increased!

Friday, May 18, 2018

As of May 15, 2018, the following transaction limit changes are in effect in accordance with state statute and purchasing guidelines and as noted in the Purchasing Card (p-card) Manual:

  • Standard Profile transaction limit is $5,000 for all general purchases and $25,000 for all travel related purchases, including airfare, hotel/lodging, and transportation/rental cars.
  • Hospitality Profile transaction limit is $5,000 for all general purchases including meals and $25,000 for all travel related purchases, including airfare, hotel/lodging, and transportation/rental cars.   

Cardholders can now make purchases up to the new limits without prior exceptions from the state. Each profile is subject to a monthly limit of $35,000 (was $25,000). For all other purchases exceeding the new limits, an exception from the state of North Carolina must be granted prior to making the purchase.

Note: splitting transactions to remain within the transaction limits, is still prohibited and considered a major infraction. The state audits these practices and, if found, could result in stricter spending limits for the University or other sanctions.   

Please email exception requests, feedback, or questions to purchasingcard@uncc.edu.