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Division of Business and Finance

Business Office
Franklin Templeton Building
Eckerd College
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711

For general inquiries, email bohelp@eckerd.edu
For student-related questions, send us a message

toll-free: (800) 456-9009
local: 727-864-8314

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Division of Business and Finance

Division of Business and Finance

Purchasing Card

What is a Purchasing Card (P-Card)?

A Purchasing Card (P-Card) is the corporate credit card for Eckerd College. It can be used in the same manner as a credit card except that the transactions related to each purchase are specially handled through an on-line program called the Enterprise Spend Platform (ESP) from SunTrust. Each time a purchase is made with the Purchasing Card (P-Card) a transaction message is sent to either the Cardholder or the Department Liaison. The email message contains the purchase information and requires the Cardholder or the Department Liaison to enter the on-line program to complete the expense information allocation.

Important Note: The Purchasing Card (P-Card) is used only for Eckerd College business-related expenditures. Specific information about this policy is provided in the Eckerd College Purchasing Card Policy.


Important Information about Traveling out of the Country

SunTrust Bank Fraud Management Department has recommended that the cardholder notify SunTrust if he/she will be traveling out of the country. Please call SunTrust at 1-877-864-0197 option #2 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. and give them your travel information at least 24 hours in advance.

About the Business Office

The Division of Business and Finance is multifaceted and is comprised of functional areas consisting of Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Student Accounts, Bursar, Payroll Services, Budgets, Grants, Facilities, and Risk Management.