A commodity code is a standard system of numbers used to categorize the goods and services being purchased. NC eProcurement uses the UNSPSC Commodity Code system. Vendors can select which codes best represent the business they conduct in their North Carolina electronic Vendor Portal (NC eVP) account, both at the company information and individual contact level. Commodity codes at the company information level indicate to buyers that a vendor provides particular goods or services. Commodity codes at the individual contact level trigger emails announcing new procurement opportunities posted that day for solicitations with a matching commodity code. This guide provides detailed steps to update the commodity codes listed at both the company information and individual contact levels within an eVP account.
For more detailed step-by-step information regarding this topic in a printable and downloadable format, see the following job aid.
When setting up a new eVP account, commodity codes can be found in the ‘Company Information’ section of the registration process. Buyers can search for commodity codes to identify vendors who provide the goods or services needed.
To review the commodity codes for an existing individual contact, log into eVP, click on ‘My Vendor’ at the top of the screen, and select ‘Contacts’ from the dropdown, or select ‘Contacts’ from the left side under ‘Vendor Profile’.