Government purchase cards: Putting the "U" back into purchasing

Sullivan, Bruce
January 1999
Army Logistician;Jan/Feb99, Vol. 31 Issue 1, p28
Looks at the United States Army's program of authorizing nonprocurement personnel to buy supplies and services with a Government purchase card. Advantages of purchase card over other procurement methods; Background on the Government-wide commercial purchase card; Army's reengineering of its procurement process and delegation of purchasing authority for low-cost services and supplies to user organizations.


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