Information on the policy, procedures and administration of the Government procurement card (GPC) programme across the Ministry of Justice
The GPC is a branded purchasing card, not a credit card.
It is provided through a framework agreement between Government procurement services (the national procurement partner for UK Public Services) and six card issuers. J.P. Morgan is the card issuer for Ministry of Justice
GPC is an efficient solution specifically for low risk; low value purchases and enables government to buy from small and medium sized enterprises (SME’s)
GPC key benefits
- Access to data to help monitor spend and budgets more effectively
- Reducing the number of invoices. Card transactions are consolidated and paid centrally, with no risk of interest charges
- Saves money and delivers efficient processes
- Electronic cardholder statements, supporting sustainability by reducing paper and resultant waste.
What are the benefits of GPC to SME’s
- Prompt payments in line with Government initiatives
- Improved cash flow
- Reduces bad debt and late payments
- Reduced administrative costs
GPC policy and procedures
Use of the GPC is governed by the Ministry of Justice Government Procurement Card Policy that is derived from the Central Government Procurement Card Policy.
NB: GPC is not permitted to purchase alternative goods or services which are available on MoJ contracts.
In support of the Government’s Transparency agenda, the Ministry of Justice are publishing details of all transactions of £500 and over. The data published will include the:
- transaction posting date
- reference number
- merchant name and
- transaction amount
Data is published monthly, 2 months in arrears.