Tompkins County
New York


Authorization to Enter into an Arrangement with JP Morgan Chase to Provide Tompkins County with Credit by way of a Commercial Card Account


Department:Finance DepartmentSponsors:
Category:Agreements, Bids, Contracts, GrantsFunctions:Fiscal (Budget), Request for Proposals


  1. Printout
  2. P-Card Memo - GO MTG 11-1-17 (This file has not yet been converted to a viewable format)
  3. P-Card Award Memo 10-24-17 (This file has not yet been converted to a viewable format)

Resolution/Document Body

WHEREAS the Finance Department has researched the benefits and costs of implementing a Procurement Card (P-Card) program, and


WHEREAS the Finance Department, under the direction of the Government Operations Committee, issued a Request for Proposals, and


WHEREAS five (5) responses were received and were reviewed by a committee comprised of members from the Finance Department, Accounting and Purchasing Divisions, the Information Technology Services Department, and County Administration, and


WHEREAS upon conclusion of the demonstrations requested from three (3) of the responding vendors, the Committee determined that the program offered by JP Morgan Chase would be the most beneficial to the County, and


WHEREAS Tompkins County has the power and authority to borrow money and otherwise obtain credit and to grant security on its assets, now therefore be it


RESOLVED, on recommendation of the Government Operations Committee, That:


1.              Tompkins County is hereby authorized to enter into an arrangement with JP Morgan Chase to provide Tompkins County with credit by way of a Commercial Card account. Under that arrangement select employees, determined eligible by their department head and the Finance Office of Tompkins County, may be issued with Commercial Cards on the MasterCard commercial account of Tompkins County with the Bank, and Tompkins County shall be responsible for the payment of all amounts in full, including fees and interest charged to such account, substantially on the terms and conditions set forth in the draft Commercial Card Agreement; and


2.              The County Administrator, or his designee, is hereby authorized to sign for and on behalf of Tompkins County a Commercial Card Agreement with the Bank substantially on the terms and conditions of the draft Commercial Card Agreement, with such changes or modifications as the person(s) so signing may in their/his sole discretion deem appropriate, and to sign such other documents and do such other things as they/he in their/his sole discretion deem appropriate or advisable in connection with or to give effect to such Corporate MasterCard Account Agreement and the program contemplated thereunder.




Meeting History

Nov 1, 2017 3:30 PM  Government Operations Committee Regular Meeting
draft Draft
MOVER:Will Burbank, Member
SECONDER:Rich John, Member
AYES:Daniel Klein, Dooley Kiefer, Rich John, Will Burbank
NAYS:Carol Chock
Nov 9, 2017 5:30 PM Media Tompkins County Legislature Regular Meeting
draft Draft

Ms. Kelles said she opposes the resolution as she doesn’t want to be in a relationship with JP Morgan because of their relationship with the pipeline and natural gas.

MOVER:Daniel Klein, Vice Chair
SECONDER:Rich John, Member
AYES:Will Burbank, Carol Chock, James Dennis, Rich John, Dooley Kiefer, Daniel Klein, Michael Lane, Martha Robertson, David McKenna, Glenn Morey, Michael Sigler, Shawna Black
NAYS:Anna Kelles, Leslyn McBean-Clairborne