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Program Implementation Steps and Resources

Implementing a P-Card program, whether for the first time or as a result of a rebid, requires careful planning and project management. A common mistake end-user organizations make is launching a request for proposal process to select an issuer 
before identifying their card-related needs and gathering data about their potential (or actual) program.


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Outline of Steps and Related Resources


Be familiar with P-Card-related terminology and how P-Cards work.


Understand the benefits of P-Cards.


Research the opportunities for your organization and create the business case.


Start to address program infrastructure elements, such as those listed below, while following best practices.


Conduct a request for proposal (RFP) process to select an issuer.


Prepare for, and proceed with, implementing the program, beginning with a pilot to test the processes.


Strive for efficient program management and pursue continuous improvement. Consider program expansion when the infrastructure is sound. 


NAPCP Report: Purchasing Card Best Practices: The Key Elements of Building a World-Class Program, Fourth Edition—May 2015

NAPCP Report: Optimizing Revenue Sharing—October 2018


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