Direct Payments

The payment for goods and services not under purchase order must be in accordance with the purchasing laws of the State of Mississippi. Accordingly the purchases must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Procurement and Contracts. Processing of payments under the Direct Pay Method should be originated on Form AP-DP. Items which may be paid under this procedure include:

  • Awards
  • Contract payments
  • Demurrage (freight charges; unless associated with a purchase order)
  • Departmental gasoline credit cards
  • External professional fees and reimbursement to consultants for expenses
  • Honorariums
  • Human Resource Vouchers (i.e. insurance payments)
  • Imprest Fund/Petty Cash Reimbursements
  • Independent Contractors
  • Interlibrary Loan Payments
  • Library Vouchers (i.e. inventory books and subscriptions)
  • Miscellaneous payments
  • Mississippi State Tax Commission Payments
  • Pager Services (If annual, put on a Purchase Order)
  • Payments to research subjects
  • Payroll Vouchers (annuity payments, etc.)
  • Postmaster Payments (i.e. box rental, metered mail machine postage)
  • Refunds (Housing, Student Health Center, etc.)
  • Reimbursement of Entertainment or other Official Business Expenses
  • Reimbursement of Moving Expenses
  • Room and Board for student athletes
  • Royalties
  • Stipends
  • Surplus Property Purchases
  • Telephone Charges
  • Utility payments (i.e. electricity, gas, water, and sanitation)
  • Maintenance: Pitney Bowes only
  • Rental: Pitney Bowes only (excluding copy machines)
  • Hotel/Travel/Food for Athletic Football team


Contact Information

McArthur Hall, 6th Floor

Mississippi State University
Procurement and Contracts
P.O. Box 5307
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Mailstop: 9718

Hours of Operation: M-F 8am - 5pm

Phone: 662-325-2550

Fax: 662-325-8640

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