Purchasing

Amazon Business

Using Amazon Business

Amazon Business Prime offers USF departments access to prime pricing, savings on shipping and eligible next-day delivery on a variety of items.  

USF departments are reminded that Bull Marketplace Suppliers or other established USF Contracts/Solicitations are the preferred primary source to fulfill their procurement needs. Amazon Business Prime should be used only if a department cannot find the same product(s) through these sources. Exclusive agreements already established for goods and service such as office supplies, copiers, printers, computer equipment, food, scientific supplies, promotional, janitorial supplies, and other programs must be utilized.  

For questions about Amazon Business Prime, click on the FAQ (FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS) Document. 

For all other questions about USF Amazon Business, contact – Brie Matier, bmatier@usf.edu.

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Account Setup 

When you receive your USF P-card (Procurement Card), you will be sent an invitation to register for a USF Amazon Prime Business Account. Please see the First Time User Registration Guide for step-by-step instructions. 

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P-Card is the only allowable method of payment for Amazon Business Prime, all other payment instruments are prohibited, therefore you must be an active USF P-card holder to have an Amazon Business Prime account.
  
Purchases from personal Amazon accounts are not permitted on a University P-card. 
 
Personal accounts should be setup with a personal email address, not your usf.edu email address. USF Amazon Business Prime account requires a USF email address and is routinely audited. All non usf.edu accounts will be periodically removed.  
 
Allowable Purchases 

Any use of Amazon Business Prime is subject to applicable USF policies and procedures for the acquisition of goods and services, including, USF Purchasing Standards of Conduct (USF4.02000) and P-card Guidelines. Amazon Business Prime is intended for the purchase of goods for USF business only, purchases for personal use are prohibited.  
  
Category Warnings have been implemented on the following items. P-card holders are responsible for ensuring your purchases are compliant with P-card and other purchasing policies. These purchases are audited monthly.  

  • IT Equipment (I.e., laptops, computers, tablets, iPads, other purchases that require UTSB Approval, etc.) 
  • Apparel and Personal Care Products
  • Office Equipment, Supplies and Accessories (exclusive contract with Office Depot) 
  • Toys/Games
  • Food beverage

USF Procurement will perform periodic audits within Amazon Business Prime and reserves the right to deny or suspend access to individuals or department(s) who misuse Amazon Business Prime.