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How to use NIGP Commodity
Codes to get notified of eVA Business
Opportunities that match the goods and
services that your company provides
Let me explain
how the eVA system uses NIGP Commodity Codes to
notify you of Quick Quotes and Solicitations
that apply to your business.
1. The buyer creates a Quick Quote or a
Solicitation and chooses at least one commodity
code to describe the goods or services needed.
2. The buyer chooses either:
a. A Class Commodity Code which is broad
b. An Item Commodity Code which is
specific in description.
3. In the Commodity Code book (link below) a
Class Commodity Code is displayed with 3
00 at the end is assumed and this is how you identify a Class
Code, for example 00500. An
Item Commodity Code is displayed with any other 5 digits, for
Click here to see examples online,
starting on Page 9.
5. The buyer publishes the Quick Quote or Other
Solicitation opportunity to vendors.
6. The eVA system compares the buyer's commodity
code to the commodity code in your eVA
account looking for a match to determine whether or not you
want to be notified of that
7. One example of a match is:
a. The buyer uses a class code of 005
(00500) - Abrasives.
b. You have an item code in your account
that starts with 005, for example 00570 - Pumice
Stone. The system finds this as a match and you are notified.
8. Another example of a match is:
a. The buyer uses an item code, for
example 00570 - Pumice Stone.
b. You have the class code 00500 -
Abrasives in your account. The system finds this
as a match
and you are notified.
9. Now compare the commodity codes in your
account with the Commodity Code book link above
to determine which ones you want to remove, if any or add. Pay
particular attention to the
Class Codes that end in 00. Often times Class Codes
include a wide range of descriptions of
Item Codes .
If you would like to change the commodity
codes in your account and either reduce or
increase business opportunity notifications,
follow these steps:
1. Do a Quick Search -
2. Take Time to do detailed Planning -
3. Add or delete commodity codes in your account
(step by step instructions)-
Notification of Quick Quotes and other
Solicitations are also dependent on the eVA
Registration Level and Service Area in your
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