Purchase Cards - Documents and Guides

The Department of Defense Government Charge Card Guidebook for Establishing and Managing Purchase, Travel, and Fuel Card Programs helps DoD officials establish and manage charge card programs. It provides a high-level overview of the policies and processes, with a goal to streamline and consolidate processes common to the purchase, travel, and fuel card programs.

The Director of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy issues class deviations when necessary to allow organizations to deviate from the FAR and DFARS. Attachments in Word format for class deviations can be found here.

DoD SmartPay3 GPC High-Risk Merchant Category Code (MCC) List [CAC enabled]

The 2022 DoD GPC Charge Card Management Plan is now available. As required by Appendix B of OMB Circular A-123, this plan outlines the policies and procedures used by DoD to ensure that the objectives of the GPC Program are realized and an effective system of internal controls is in place to identify and manage high-risk transactions. This plan applies to all DoD GPC programs under the Army / Air Force / Defense Agencies and Navy SmartPay® 3 (SP3) Task Orders.

The Policy Log Matrix lists all relevant Purchase Card Policy by year and includes a summary of each policy document for easy browsing.

The Archive provides historical GPC documents for reference by the Purchase Card community.

Purchase Card Policy

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GPC policy memos for prior years, incorporated into the Department of Defense Government Charge Card Guidebook for Establishing and Managing Purchase, Travel, and Fuel Card Programs, are available on the GPC Archive page.