MEMORANDUM NO. 99-2
February 1, 1999
TO THE HEADS OF ALL STATE AGENCIES
||Chief Administrative and Fiscal Officers and Business Managers
||Purchasing Card Program
The purpose of this memorandum is to provide information to all state agencies
concerning the expansion of the purchasing card program.
Under the authority of Section 4-98 of the Connecticut General Statutes, as
revised by Public Act 96-156, the Comptroller may allow budgeted agencies to use
purchasing cards for purchases of $1,000 or less.
- PURCHASING CARD PROGRAM
The Office of the State Comptroller and the Department of Administrative Services are
pleased to announce a purchasing card program for State of Connecticut agencies. The
purchasing card is a MasterCard credit card issued by The First National Bank of Chicago.
The purchasing card will provide a streamlining of your purchasing process and provide
prompt payment to your vendors. It has been successful to date during the pilot phase.
The Office of the State Comptroller will contact your agency by letter regarding
participation in this program.
The expansion of the purchasing card program to additional state agencies is
anticipated to be completed by the end of this calendar year. However, your agency must be
a paperless processing agency to participate in the program.
Please direct all questions about the purchasing card program to Brenda Halpin of the
Comptroller's Office at (860) 702-3443 or Kerry DiMatteo of the Department of
Administrative Services at (860) 713-5072.
DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
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