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About and the NIGP Commodity/Services Code are the industry-leading research and technical assistance tools for purchasing professionals. The NIGP Code is a powerful tool for supplier management, requisition, sourcing, PO/contract management, spend analysis, inventory and content management. It offers an unmatched coding structure for standardized purchasing and is a natural fit with data warehousing and decision support reporting. and the NIGP Code, both maintained by Periscope Holdings, Inc., offer users access to the most up-to-date procurement program standardization tool available in the market today.

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Periscope Holdings, Inc., works with public entities and private companies across North America to rethink and rework the way they do business relative to procurement.

Periscope offers an extraordinary eProcurement software suite, BuySpeed™, serves as the sole custodian of the NIGP Commodity/Services Code, and provides essential consultative services – not only to help you make the most of your technology, but also to comprehensively examine and enhance your procurement process.

About NIGP

The National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Inc. (NIGP), is a national, membership-based non-profit corporation that develops, supports and promotes public procurement practitioners through premier educational and research programs, technical services and advocacy initiatives.

With more than 2,600 member agencies representing more than 16,000 professionals across the United States, Canada and countries outside of North America, the Institute is international in its reach.

NIGP aims to garner recognition and esteem for the government procurement profession and its dedicated practitioners. To learn more about the NIGP organization and its member services, please visit

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