How do I search for commodity codes?

When you selecting a commodity code using a descriptive word (s) and not numbers, you need to apply a wildcard symbol (an asterisk) before and after words (s) to ensure it is captured properly. To do this, please follow the steps listed below:


  1. Enter your commodity description with an asterisk before and after your description.  Ex.  *Office Furniture*

  2. Select Browse to publish results.

  3. Check all the results on the page you are interested in adding.

  4. Select Next  at the bottom of the page to see the next 10 results.

  5. Continue steps 1 -4 until you have checked all the entries you are wanting to add.

  6. Select Ok to add them to your list.


Once you have added the desired commodity code(s) to your account, the addition will go into a pending status for approval.  Once the commodity code(s) has been approved, you will receive an email notification confirming the commodity code(s) being added to your VSS account.