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The Procurement Card Program (Procard) was originally designed in 1996 and implemented in 1997 as an efficient means for purchasing low-dollar value items.  Today, departments are able to purchase certain goods and services under $5,000 using a Procard.

How does a vendor/supplier get started?

Vendors must be able to accept MasterCard for payment.  To become MasterCard capable, a vendor will need to speak with his/her bank to be set-up to process MasterCard transactions.

Are there any additional vendor/supplier requirements?

Vendors/suppliers must provide a detailed receipt to the cardholder.  Additionally, vendors/suppliers must manage returns and credits directly with the cardholder.

What are the benefits to the vendor/supplier?

Some of the benefits include:

  • Quicker payments (Payments are typically processed by MasterCard within 48-72 hours.)
  • Reduced paperwork
  • Issue receipts instead of generating invoices
  • Fewer invoice problems to resolve
  • Able to deal directly with cardholder/customer
What are the benefits to the City of Milwaukee?

Some of the benefits include:

  • Reduced paperwork
  • Increased efficiency in obtaining goods/services
  • Enhanced management reporting
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