Commodity Codes allow the Buyer to tag a project or a contract with a Commodity Code. On the Vendor side, the feature allows the vendor to associate themselves with a Commodity Code and to receive automatic notifications as relevant projects are posted
Any vendors that have matching commodity codes will receive an automated email listing all recommended projects. Note that a Vendor only matches with a Project if the Commodity Codes are an exact match OR if the Project's Commodity Codes are at a higher level (less specificity) than the Vendor's Commodity Codes. A match will also only be possible if the Commodity Codes are added prior to the Project opening.
Under the Project Details page scroll down to the Commodity Codes section and click the Show icon as per below (this will bring up the same Commodity Codes interface shown on the previous screenshot):
Commodity Codes will appear as a list on the Project Details page. If you hover over a code, a description of the code will be provided.
Vendors are able to select specific Service Regions they wish to serve under Vendor Record - Commodity Codes in the Settings section once logged in. By default, the platform will select all Service Regions in your Country. You can narrow your selection by clicking on Select Specific Regions link. You may select multiple regions.
Vendors can add Commodity Codes in the second last step of the initial Vendor Registration process or under "Vendor Record - Commodity Code" in the Settings section once logged in.
However, if an Organization has made Commodity Codes mandatory, the registration process will not be complete unless you specify at least one commodity code.
You can delete currently selected codes and add more as desired. You can locate codes via a keyword search or by typing in the code itself.
For more on Commodity Codes from a Vendor's view, see Adding and Deleting Commodity Codes.
In case the Buyer did not set the Commodity Codes field as mandatory, vendors who have not yet added Commodity Codes to their profile will be reminded every time they login via a light blue banner located on their Procurement Portal:
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