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Commodity Codes

Please use these codes when processing vendor payments. They are being tracked and monitored to increase efficiency within the University. The code used should be based upon general classification, or what best describes the purchase. If you have any questions or concerns with coding, please email

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UPDATED COMMODITY CODES as of September 18, 2017

Tangible Good Codes

Code Commodity
10000000 Live Plant and Animal Material
10130000 Animal Containment, Habitats and Other Animal Supplies
10160000 Horticulture and Landscape Items (Trees, Shrubs, Floral Plants)
10170000 Fertilizers, Plant Nutrients, Herbicides
10190000 Pest Control Products
11600000 Fabrics, Textiles and Fiber Industry Materials
12000000 Chemicals, Bio Chemicals, and Gas Materials
14111604 Business Cards
14111608 Gift Cards, Gift Certificates and Other Incentives
14111800 Copy Paper/Copier Paper/Multi-Purpose Paper
15101504 Aviation Fuel
15101505 Diesel Fuel
15101506 Gasoline or Petrol
21100000 Agricultural Machinery and Accessories for Land or Landscape
22100000 Heavy Construction Machinery and Accessories
23180000 Industrial Food and Beverage Equipment
24000000 Material Handling, Packing or Packaging Accessories
24110000 Storage
25000000 Vehicle Accessories and Components
25101500 Passenger Motor Vehicles
25101600 Product Transport Vehicles
25101900 Special Recreation Vehicles
25130000 Aircraft
25200000 Aircraft and Aerospace System Components
26000000 Power Generating/Dist. Machinery and Accessories
27000000 Tools and General Machinery (Non-Heavy Construction)
30121700 Road Construction Materials
30130000 Structural Building Products and Materials, including Wood/Lumber
30150000 Exterior Finishing Materials
30160000 Interior Finishing Materials, including plumbing
30190000 Construction and Maintenance Support Equipment (MRO)
31210000 Paints, Primers, Finishes and Painting Supplies
39100000 Electric, Lamps, Light bulbs, Lighting and Electrical Components
40100000 Heating, Ventilation, Air Circulation Materials (HVAC) and Supplies
40161500 Filters
41000000 Laboratory Meas., Observ. and Testing Equipment
41130000 Service Agreements for Lab and Sci. Equip.
42000000 Medical Equipment and Supplies (Non-Pharmaceutical)
42120000 Veterinary Equipment and Supplies
42140000 Patient Care and Treatment Materials or First Aid Supplies
43110000 Computer Hard Drives
43131000 Laptops or Tablets, including adaptors
43132000 Desktops and Monitors
43133200 Printers and Scanners
43134000 Misc. PC Accessories and IT Hardware or Components (keyboard, mouse, motherboard, etc.)
43200000 IT: Network and Telecommunication Equipment, including data or cellular devices
43201000 IT: Storage, including Cloud, Memory/RAM, and USB drives
43240000 Broadcasting Services
43241000 Broadcasting Equipment and Accessories
43310000 IT: Research/Academic Software and Licensing, including Apps
43320000 Enterprise Initiative Software, such as Banner, Kronos, etc.
43410000 Servers
44000000 Office Equipment, such as desks or small office machinery (non-photocopier)
44101501 Photocopiers
44120000 Office Supplies, not including printer ink, toner, or copy paper
44121000 Printer Ink and Toner
44121513 Postage and Postage Stamps
45110000 Audio/Visual Presentation, Composing and Conferencing Equipment
45120000 Photographic, Filming, Video Equipment and Accessories
46100000 Light Weapons and Ammunition
46150000 Law Enforcement Equipment and Accessories
46160000 Public Safety and Control Equipment
46161505 Parking Meters and Payment Stations
46170000 Security Surveillance and Detection Equipment
46171500 Locks, Security Hardware, and Accessories
46180000 Personal Safety Protection Equipment and Accessories
46190000 Fire Protection Equipment
46210000 Police/Fire Radios Maintenance and Service
47100000 Water and Waste Water Treatment, not including bottled products
47110000 Industrial Laundry, Dry Cleaning Equipment
47120000 Janitorial Equipment
47130000 Cleaning and Janitorial Supplies
47139990 Salt
48000000 Service Industry Machinery, Equip., and Supplies
48100000 Institutional Food Services Equipment
49000000 Sports or Recreational Equipment, Supplies, and Accessories
49101710 Plaques, Trophies, Certificates, Medals, etc.
50000000 Food and Beverage Products
50202300 Temporary Alcohol Permits
51000000 Drugs and Pharmaceutical Products
52100000 Floor Coverings and Carpet
52130000 Window Treatments
52140000 Domestic Appliances and Other Household Accessories
52160000 Consumer Electronics
53100000 Clothing or Uniforms
55120000 Signage and Signage Equipment, including Installation
55121500 Identification Documents and Tags, not including Business Cards
56000000 Furniture and Furnishings
60000000 Educational Material, Equipment, Supplies and Accessories
60101600 Education Certificates, Diplomas, and Supplies
60120000 Instructional Art/Craft Equipment and Supplies
60130000 Musical instruments


Code Commodity
70122007 Veterinary Services
72000000 Building, Construction, Maintenance Services
72101501 General Repair Services
72101505 Locksmith Services
72101506 Elevator Maintenance Services
72102100 Pest Control Services
72102200 Electrical Services
72102300 Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning Services
72102400 Painting and Paper Hanging Services
72102700 Flooring Installation and Repair Services
72102900 Grounds Maintenance Services
72102901 Snow Removal Services
72130000 General Building Construction
72140000 Professional Design Services (Architectural and Engineering)
72141000 Road Construction Services
72152700 Concrete Installation and Repair Services (Parking Lot, Sidewalk/Wall)
76101602 Asbestos Abatement/Haz Toxic Waste Removal or Cleanup
76110000 Cleaning and Janitorial Services
76121500 Refuse Collection and Disposal
77000000 Environmental Services
78101800 LTL/TL Cargo Transport
78101804 Relocation or Moving Services
78102200 Small Parcel and Courier Services
78110000 Passenger Transport
78111500 Passenger Air Transport
78111800 Other Passenger Transport
78111803 Chartered Bus Services
78111804 Taxicab/Car Shuttle Services
78111807 Parking and Toll Fees
78111808 Vehicle Rental
78111850 University/Vehicle Stipend
78111898 Personal Car
78180100 Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Services
80101500 Business, Corporate Mgmt. Consult. Svcs
80101900 Independent Contractor, General
80101910 Independent Contractor, Intercollegiate Athletics
80110000 Human Resources Services
80111600 Temporary Personnel Services
80120000 Legal Services
80121900 Legal Settlements
80130000 Real Estate Services
80131501 Residential Rental
80131502 Facility Rental, General
80131510 General Equipment Rental
80140000 Marketing and Distribution
80141605 Promotional Merchandise or Material
80141607 Event Management Supplies and Materials, not including Food/Beverage
80141609 Sponsorship of Event, Celebrity, or Exhibition
80141630 Sports Tickets
80141910 Conference or Webinar Fees or Registration
80161508 Document Shredding and/or Destruction Services
80161610 Vendor Refunds, General (Credits)
80161611 Non-Vendor Refunds, General
80161620 Service Fees, General
80161621 Service Fees, FlashCash
80300000 Foundation Transfers
81000000 Engineering, Research and Technology-Based Services
81100100 Computer/IT Service Consulting
81110000 IT: Maintenance and Support, including Care agreements
81152000 Research Licensing
81161700 Telecommunication Services, including Conference Calls
81200000 Photocopier Maintenance and Agreement Support Services
81999999 Subawards
82000000 Editorial Design, Graphic, and Fine Art Services
82100000 Advertising or Media Services
82121810 Printing, Binding, Publishing Services
83100000 Public Utilities
83111800 Television Services, including Cable
84000000 Financial or Insurance Services
84111600 Audit Services
84130000 Payment for Insurance and Retirement Services
84131611 Property/Casualty Insurance
84131612 Taxes, Permits, and Fees, General
85000000 Healthcare Services
86000000 Educational, Training Services, Educational Licensing and Certifications
86150000 Athletics Recruiting
86160000 Student Recruiting
86170000 Donor Cultivation - Advancement Opportunities
86220000 Athletics Camps, Refunds
86310000 Athletics Tournament Costs, General
86330000 Stipend Payments
86340000 Training Grants
86350000 Honorariums, Committee Gifts, etc.
90100000 Foodservice and Catering
90111501 Lodging
90121510 Athletic Team Travel
90121602 Visas and Homeland Security Services
90150000 Entertainment General
91101800 Clothing/Costume Rental
91111500 Laundering Services
92100000 Public Order and Safety Services
92120000 Security and Personal Safety Services
93000000 Political and Civil Affairs Services
94000000 Organizations and Clubs
94101510 Membership Dues and Fees
94101520 Subscriptions
94101530 Library Periodicals and Electronic Resources
96000000 General Resale
97000000 Royalty Payments
99000000 Miscellaneous General Ledger Liability Payments