Buying & Paying

The Procurement and Card Services team is the primary resource for activities ranging from the sourcing of goods and services to accounts payable activities. We seek to provide the highest quality support and service to our faculty and staff and work closely with Accounts Payable and the Office of Strategic Procurement to create seamless and efficient financial operations and purchasing infrastructure and processes.

Return to Campus Updates from Harvard Strategic Procurement

Please refer to the table below for contacts in the following areas:




Exceptions to University Policy

FAS Financial Exceptions

General procurement questions

FAS Administrative Operations Team

Contract related questions

Harvard Strategic Procurement

Independent Contractor related questions

Your FAS HR Consultant

Department Cards

FAS Administrative Operations Team

STOAs (Short Team Operating Advances)

FAS Administrative Operations Team



Services provided by our team:

  • Provide guidance on FAS and University financial policies and procedures including spending guidelines, reimbursement processes, and procurement issues.
  • Approve requests for Travel and Reimbursement policy exceptions; and other transactions requiring FAS Financial Dean approval.
  • Monitor procurement and payment practices to better guide departments in adhering to best practices, policies and procedures.
  • Serve as local administration for the Purchasing Card,Travel & Entertainment (Corporate) Card, and Department Card programs.