Commodity Codes for Buyers

Commodity Codes are a standard set of codes related to the products and services provided by Vendors. As a buyer or procurement professional, you can add Commodity Codes to your project to increase the potential number of qualified vendors responding to your bid.

NOTE: Bonfire utilizes the international UNSPSC commodity code standard by default. If you are an Organizational Administrator and would like to change the Commodity Code Set used on your portal, please contact your Client Success Manager or Bonfire Support.

Any vendors that have matching commodity codes with your projects will receive an automated email listing of projects "recommended" for them.

NOTE: 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 Vendor's Commodity Codes are added prior to your project opening.

To add Commodity Codes to your project, go to your project page and then click Vendor Invites in the left sidebar. This will take you to the Commodity Codes page:

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You can then search for relevant commodity codes via the search bar, or enter the digits under the Code box if you already know the code you want to use. Once you enter in the code for either one, matching codes will populate in the table below. You can then add relevant codes to your project by clicking the + icon next to each code.

Codes added to your profile will appear as blue labels at the top. If you hover over a code, a description of the code will be provided.

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Commodity Codes you select for your project will also appear as a list on the opportunity page and will be viewable by Vendors.

If you are a Vendor and would like to know how to add Commodity Codes to your own profile, please see our page on Adding and Deleting Commodity Codes on your Vendor Record.

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