Solutions

Get with the Program

From the NIGP Code itself to coding support, education, events and consulting services, our solutions offer the full range of tools to make your procurement program a success.




NIGP Consulting Services

NIGP Consulting Services focus on the various challenges met in the procurement processes of entities in the public sector. Our consultants will work diligently to understand each organization's needs to determine the most relevant solutions that are tailored for each unique situation. Offerings include recommendations and reviews around:

  • Enabling legislation statutes and codes
  • Organization and staffing
  • Management reporting and forecasting
  • Interdepartmental relationships
  • Benchmarking and best practices
  • Performance evaluation
  • Purchasing policies and procedures
  • Records management
  • Purchasing system/technology preparedness
  • Project management

Public Procurement Consultants

The NIGP Consulting program offers an unparalleled level of expertise in the procurement industry. All of our professionals possess an abundance of knowledge and leadership experience through direct roles in public procurement, which guarantee an understanding of your organization's unique circumstances and raise the bar on effectiveness. Our consultants:

  • Are certified public procurement professionals
  • Have served as Manager, Director or Purchasing Agent of at least one public purchasing agency
  • Have an average of 18 years of experience
  • Have "In the Trenches" experience
    • Federal, state, city and county government
    • School districts, universities, utilities and special authorities

Find out more by contacting info@nigp.com or 800-757-6064.

The NIGP Commodity/Services Code

The NIGP Code gives you the ability to take your procurement program to the next level. Through uniform coding and other management mechanisms, the NIGP Code gives you full control over your procurement processes, making them at once more organized and more efficient.

Why the Code? Learn more.

 

Crosswalks to Other Coding Systems

MCC-NIGP Code Crosswalk

The Merchant Classification Code (MCC) is utilized by many banks and credit/debit card companies to classify merchants with whom the cardholder has conducted purchase transactions. The MCC has now been cross-referenced to the NIGP 5-Digit Code. This MCC-NIGP crosswalk serves as an important tool in aggregating Purchasing Card (P-card) data with other (PO/contract-based) spend data.

To obtain the cross-reference, you must be a licensed user of the NIGP Code and agree to use it internally only. Please contact us toll-free at 800-757-6064 for additional information.

The UNSPSC Code Cross-Reference

The United Nations Standard Products and Services Code system (UNSPSC) has been cross-referenced to the NIGP Code by Periscope Holdings, Inc. This cross-reference was made from the UNSPSC 8-Digit Code to the NIGP 3- or 5-Digit Code, whichever was most appropriate. This cross-reference is available for a fee.

To obtain the cross-reference, you must be a licensed user of the NIGP Code and agree to use it internally only. Please contact us toll-free at 800-757-6064 for additional information.

NAICS Code Cross-Reference

The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) has now been cross-referenced to the NIGP 5-Digit Code. The NAICS replaced the SIC (Standard Industrial Code).

To obtain the cross-reference, you must be a licensed user of the NIGP Code and agree to use it internally only. Please contact us toll-free at 800-757-6064 for additional information.

Training

Webinars

Are you new to the Code or do you have new buyers and department users that need to be brought up to speed on using the NIGP Code? This one-hour live webinar will introduce the NIGP Code, how it is used and how to utilize the NIGP Code Search Engine, along with a live question-and-answer discussion with our staff. The price is $135 per entity per session; discounts available for multiple sessions. Email info@nigp.com for more information and to sign up.

Boot Camp

Get your procurement program in shape with two days of on-site planning and training. You probably already know about using the NIGP Code to classify vendors by what they sell as well as to measure spend by commodity. But you may not know that you can also use the Code to:

  • Specify and source bids and contracts
  • Track your inventory items
  • Organize items on contracts
  • And much more

Your mission (and ours): Operation Purchasing Clarity. Contact us at 800-757-6064 or info@nigp.com for more information.

Resources

Want to use the NIGP Code to help manage vendors/suppliers? Download the Vendor Management Help Guide.

NIGP Code Boot Camp: Get your procurement program in shape with two days of on-site planning and training. You probably already know about using the NIGP Code to classify vendors by what they sell as well as to measure spend by commodity. But you may not know that you can also use the Code to:

  • Specify and source bids and contracts
  • Track your inventory items
  • Organize items on contracts
  • And much more

Your mission (and ours): Operation Purchasing Clarity. Contact us at 800-757-6064 or info@nigp.com for more information.

Spanish-language version of the Code: The NIGP Code is now available in a Spanish Language Edition. Eliminate the language barrier in accurately coding commodities and services in cross-border transactions with this timely offering.

Coding Services

Other services available to you on a service contract basis include code conversion and code maintenance. For example, our coding specialists can take your inventory and contract files and code them to the NIGP 5-, 7- or 11-Digit levels, then return them to you for input into your files. Call us at 800-757-6064 to see how we’ve helped organizations like Baltimore County Schools and the City of Houston bring order to their data…and how we can do the same for you.

NIGP Professional Services

The NIGP Commodity Code serves as an enabling foundation to unlock key information about purchasing, materials management, and vendor management.

Services include:

  • Existing classification/coding review
  • Coding services
  • Code usage reviews
  • Inventory rationalization
  • NIGP Code boot camps and training
  • "Crosswalk" implementation
  • Spend analysis
  • Project management

NIGP Code implementation. Call 800-757-6064 to learn more.

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