How do I lookup valid commodity/object code combinations?

 

CORE is driven by the commodity code(s) selected. Below are a few questions and answers regarding commodity and object codes.

 

1.      What are commodity codes?

The commodity codes used by the State of Colorado were developed by the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP). The NIGP commodity codes are a coding structure for standardizing purchasing that brings order and consistency for efficiency. The codes cover all types of goods and services and as the number of digits increase, the more descriptive/narrow the type becomes. Example: 005 is for Abrasives and 00505 is for Abrasive Equipment and Tools.

 

2.      How can I locate commodity codes and which object codes are associated with a commodity code in CORE?  There are a couple CORE tables available to assist users. They include:

a.      COMM – a table that lists available commodity codes allowing users to search for a commodity code.

 

b.      COMMOB – a table that lists available commodity codes and associated object codes which allows users to search for a commodity or object code.

 

3.      How is either table used?

a.      Use of the COMM table:

A CDLE CORE User can access the COMM table by keying COMM into the Jump to field located in the CORE Primary Navigation ribbon which brings up the following:


Click the Search button, and key data into the available fields (i.e., commodity code, or name (description)). NOTE: The wild card “*” can be used in the name field.

 

 

After clicking “Ok”, or using the Return key, the search results will be revealed.

 

 

NOTE: Using this search doesn’t allow you to filter out inactive commodity codes, so use caution selecting from this table.

 

b.      Use of the COMMOB table:

A CDLE CORE User can access the COMMOB table by keying COMMOB into the Jump to field in the CORE Primary Navigation ribbon bringing up the following:

 

Click the Search button, and key data into the available fields (i.e., commodity code, or Object code).

 

 

After clicking “Ok”, or using the Return key, the search results will be revealed.

 

 

NOTE: To verify the commodity code is active, click on the Commodity link.