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NIGP Code Replaces NAICS at Tampa International Airport

“NIGP Code helps Tampa International Airport streamline supplier registration and notifications – not to mention track our suppliers and spend better.”

-Connie Mundzak, CPPO, CPPB / Tampa International Airport / Sr. Manager, Procurement

NIGP Code Replaces NAICS for Better Supplier Registration & Tracking

Tampa International Airport moved from NAICS to NIGP Code when expanding their ePro system to include supplier self-registration.  Suppliers are now required to select an NIGP Code to have a registration completed. The Codes are then used to determine notifications to suppliers.

NIGP allows for improved reporting at Tampa International Airport, including information by supplier, PO number, PO description, PO amount, and commodity code. “We’re looking forward to expanding our data analytics and reporting thru the Code to gain even more information on supplier registrations and spend,” said Mundzak.

Learn How the NIGP Code Can Help Your Organization

NIGP Forum 2016

More than a thousand public procurement professionals will gather once again at the largest educational event in North America, and if you have not made plans to attend, now is the time.

Join Procurement Professionals from all over the country from August 21st to the 24th in National Harbor, Maryland for the NIGP Forum 2016.

10 Reasons to Attend

  • #1 Public Procurement Event of the Year
  • Connect with 950+ colleagues
  • Attend 60+ educational sessions
  • Visit 200+ suppliers at the Products Expo
  • Earn up to 18 contact hours
  • Bring back an infinite number of ideas and solutions that will positively impact your agency and your community
  • Grow your skills through educational workshops & in-depth seminars
  • Learn from subject matter experts in the procurement field by attending relevant, real-world educational workshops
  • Address key procurement trends and dynamics facing governments today

NIGP Code Review – Project Update

Periscope initiated a review and update project of the NIGP Commodity/Services Code in February, 2015. To ensure proper advance notification to all license holders of the project and potential impacts, this third project announcement is being sent to all NIGP Commodity/Services Code license holders.

The project work was conducted by 52 active procurement professionals who analyzed all 9,138 active 5-digit commodity codes. Based upon their efforts to date:

  • 3,081 enhancements for punctuation and description language have been applied
  • 14 new 5-digits codes have already been added to the taxonomy, including such items as:
    • Photo Identification Software
    • Orthopedic Veterinary Devices
    • Soap Making Materials and Supplies
    • Disposable Shoes and Sandals
    • Night Vision Devices
    • Athletic Field Groomers and Equipment
  • Effective January 1, 2016,
    • 39 5-digit codes will be inactivated based on current public procurement practices and industry standards, and
    • 202 codes will be inactivated and combined with other established codes within the taxonomy.  A “note” will be provided that identifies the effective date of the change (January 1, 2016) along with the “new” appropriate code for future use and reference.

The actual inactivation and commodity code move activities are scheduled for completion during December 15 – 31, 2015. During this time, the ability for additional new codes or updates will be suspended and placed in a pending status until the week of January 4, 2016. To provide further information about downloading the new Code release along with the code impacts, the NIGP Code Release Notes are attached to this notice for reference and have been posted on the website.

Webinars will be conducted in January, 2016 to provide an overview of the project and impacts. The webinars will be identical. Please register for the time that best suits your schedule.

TUESDAY, January 12, 2016 at 12 Noon Eastern / 9:00 AM Pacific

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WEDNESDAY, January 13 2016 at 4:00 PM Eastern /1:00 PM Pacific

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Should your agency require assistance with analysis of the update impacts within your environment and Code application, Periscope consultants are available to support your needs.  For technical assistance in the Code download process, to please contact NIGP Code Support Services at or 800-757-6064.

General inquiries on the NIGP Code Update Project can also be forwarded to either Deborah Hail, or Jean Clark,

NIGP Code – Release Notes

NIGP Code – Moves , January 1, 2016

NIGP Code Deactivations January 1, 2016

Improve Buyer-Seller Relationships

Whether you are a procurement professional or a supplier for the public sector, it is necessary to have a strong relationship with your counterpart.  The NIGP Business Council, of which Periscope Holdings is a member, authored the Healthy Supplier Relationship Guide in support of NIGP and the public procurement profession by the sharing of resources and collaboration of expertise. The Healthy Supplier Relationship Guide provides best practice ideas and practices for both procurement practitioners and suppliers to improve and elevate the value and effectiveness of buyer-seller relationships. The Guide focuses on three key components of the procurement cycle; non-contract relations and activities, competitive solicitation activities, and contract holder interactions.  Such concepts as development of a communications plan, market survey development and completion, conduct of procurement fairs, and award de-briefings with unsuccessful offerors are just some of the tangible, practical ideas that can be put into action.

Take some time to read the Healthy Supplier Relationship to improve your procurement or selling practices in the public sector.

Healthy Supplier Relationship Guide

And How the Code Grows

Last week, we read that Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto issued an Executive Order to improve the budget controls and transparency of city funds by employing strategies provided by the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP).  It’s a great testimony to the caliber of the NIGP Consulting Program as well as other NIGP offerings.  One key strategic product offering by NIGP is the NIGP Commodity/Services Code (Code), which consistently grows and provides real value.

In 2014, the NIGP Code grew in both new subscribers and in the creation of new master items.  This trend has continued throughout 2015.  In February, NIGP members and current NIGP Code License Holders embarked upon a comprehensive review and update of the NIGP Code.  The project consisted of 52 public procurement professionals who analyzed all 9,138 active 5-digit codes.  Their efforts realized the development of over 1100 comments for potential language/description adjustments, removal of outdated codes, movement of codes into different Classes or potential code consolidations.

And, let’s not forget that the NIGP code is updated monthly for the 3- and 5-digit versions, and daily for the 7- and 11-digit versions.  Standard updates like this and comprehensive reviews like the one above are a few of the many reasons the Code continues to grow, fueling public procurement excellence.

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