Organize your suppliers and their products/services, track spending for diversity initiatives, and reduce your overall procurement risk.

Standardize product/service descriptions and catalog content, make searches easier and more effective, and simplify product/service comparisons.

Find savings of up to 20% through strategic sourcing, automatically tracking spending, cross-indexing spend data and organizing spend areas for evaluation.

Facilitate efficient, consistent, value-driven sourcing through standardized supplier referencing and identification.

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The NIGP Commodity/Services Code is a coding structure for standardizing purchasing that brings order and consistency for efficiency and economy. Developed by the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing and maintained by Periscope Holdings, Inc., the NIGP Code is the solution that brings the highest levels of organization and efficiency to procurement programs of all kinds.

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The NIGP Commodity/Services Code (Code) consistently grows and continues to provide real value to the procurement community.

Periscope is pleased to announce our latest addition to the Code. A new Class has been created for Higher Education–Travel.

This new Class contains 38 new 5-digit Class Item codes, which are available for viewing and downloading now. This is in addition to the 8 Classes already in the Higher Education Category which currently covers Construction, Communication, Contracted Services, Financial Services, Grants, Professional Services and Research Services, used in the Higher Ed area of procurement.

For more information about the NIGP Commodity/Services Code or questions concerning these new additions, please email Deborah Hail.
or call 1-800-757-6064.

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