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Online Access to the National Institute of Government Purchasing (NIGP) Commodity Codes

The NIGP Code, a product of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, is copyrighted material and cannot be downloaded or used in any way other than for use by the District of Columbia government, Office of Contracting and Procurement (OCP), Vendor Registration Program, without a license from Periscope Holdings in Austin, Texas. Periscope Holdings can be contacted at 1-800-757-6064 for licensing information. OCP has no control over the assignment or placement of the goods or services in the listing.

The Office of Contracting and Procurement is pleased to provide the capability of electronic (online) access to an expanded version of the National Institute of Government Purchasing (NIGP) 18th Edition Commodity/Services Code. The NIGP commodity codes have been expanded from a 5-digit to a 7-Digit Class-Item-Group Format. These listings are to be used for the purpose of identifying 7-digit commodity code descriptions for goods and services. The commodity code(s) should also be used when completing the Government of the District of Columbia, Office of Contracting and Procurement, Purchase Notification (PN) form, referenced at 9(b).

For each SERVICE that a business provides, enter the name of that service in the NIGP Description Word Search and then enter the NIGP code into your documents.

For each GOOD that a business provides, enter the name of that item in the NIGP Description Word Search and then enter the NIGP code into your documents.

There are thousands of goods and services that carry NIGP Codes. Therefore, you should scroll through the listing, NIGP Commodity Codes, to identify all goods and services offered by your company.

NIGP Commodity Codes*

NIGP Description Word Search
NIGP Commodity Code Search

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