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CompTIA Certification Maintenance Fees
9/19/2017 4:32:00 PM
Question:May we pay for these fees with the (TRAINING) Government Purchase Card?
Answer: Training fees is not identified as a prohibited purchase in the DoD Charge Card Guidebook ...(More)
GCPS Split Charges for Training SF182
9/7/2017 2:18:00 PM
Question: Will this be considered as SPLIT purchase? This will be for 14 personnel attending a conference. SF182 is on file and the names of the individual attendees are attached. The purchase card charges were done individually per attendee ($500 each).
Answer: Before addressing your specific question you must resolve two specific concerns: First, DoD and its subordinate commands are subject to a variety of controls ...(More)
9/7/2017 12:13:00 PM
Question: Can the GPC be used to purchase cases of bottled water to support Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey relief operations?
Answer: This response is based on the information provided. Your question is open-ended and are subject to different interpretations. I’m assuming the purpose of purchasing bottled water via Government Purchase Card (GPC) is for the ...(More)
9/6/2017 9:34:00 AM
Question: Do we have a GCPC guidebook instruction on prohibited items a CH can and cannot procure using the GCPC?
Answer: This response is based on the information provided. We suggest you discuss with your contracting officer and/or legal department as appropriate. Service specific GCPC implementing guidance is developed by ...(More)
Gym equipment GPC
8/25/2017 10:20:00 AM
Question: Is there a policy that states whether a unit can or cannot buy gym equipment with a Government Purchase Card?
Answer: At the DPAP website (http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/pdi/pc/policy_documents.html), you can find the DoD Charge Card Guidebook which states the following: “Mandatory: The GPC shall be used only for mission-essential purchases. The GPC shall not be used to split payments or to split purchases to avoid exceeding the ...(More)
How do I get started?
8/23/2017 4:28:00 PM
Question: Getting started, acquiring a purchase card for the command. Good afternoon, I am an LS2 from NEIC, I will be the Gov't Purchase Card Holder for the Command. It is just my self, an LS1 (AO) and SUPPO. We are trying to find out how to get me started.What is the process I need to do? I've completed the required courses.
Answer: Suggest that you consult NAVSUPINST 4200.99 Department of the Navy Purchase Card Program Policy (found at ...(More)
8/22/2017 9:52:00 AM
Question: Can the GPC be used to purchase official medals/awards for civilians?
Answer: The GPC may be used to purchase official medial/awards for civilians. Providing all other GPC direction provided by applicable ...(More)
WiFi access cards for air travel
8/21/2017 5:22:00 PM
Question: Are we authorized to buy foreign WiFi access cards for air travel using a GPC?
Answer: Check your agency and/or organization's policy to determine if your organization is authorized to purchase these cards. The GPC is a method of payment only ...(More)