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Commodity Codes to UNSPSC

Commodity codes and sub-codes were created for use in placing orders within the Automated Procurement and Payment System (APPS) to classify goods and services ordered by Cornell. With the implementation of the Kuali Financial System (KFS), Cornell will begin using the United Nations Standard Products and Services Code® (UNSPSC) to classify goods and services. The UNSPSC is more extensive than Cornell's former code system, offers more accurate classification, and is recognized by many industries and vendors around the world.

The table below will help you convert the commodity code you used to use in APPS into the new UNSPSC that you will use in KFS. You will no longer need sub-codes. The purchasing agent responsible for each commodity is listed, as well. When you create a requisition in KFS, you can search the complete list of over 40,000 UNSPSCs to choose the right code for the products or services you are ordering.

Note: When processing state orders, use the state commodity codes.

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Commodity Codes to UNSPS Codes Conversion Chart
Commodity
Code
Commodity Code Description
UNSPSC
UNSPSC Description
1 Agricultural, Grounds, and Greenhouse Equipment and Supplies 21100000 Agricultural and forestry and landscape machinery and equipment
2 Animals, Equipment, Supplies, and Services 10000000 Live Plant and Animal Material and Accessories and Supplies
3 Art Objects 60121000 Art
4 Arts and Crafts 60120000 Arts and crafts equipment and accessories and supplies
5 Athletic, Marine and Recreation Equipment, Supplies, and Services 49000000 Sports and Recreational Equipment and Supplies and Accessories
6 Audio Video Equipment, Supplies, and Services 45110000 Audio and visual presentation and composing equipment
6 Audio Video Equipment, Supplies, and Services 45120000 Photographic or filming or video equipment
7 Books, Subscriptions, and Publications 55000000 Published Products
7 Books, Subscriptions, and Publications 55101500 Printed publications
8 Chemicals, Biochemicals, and Compounds 12000000 Chemicals including Bio Chemicals and Gas Materials
8 Chemicals, Biochemicals, and Compounds 12350000 Compounds and mixtures
9 Clocks and Watches 54000000 Timepieces and Jewelry and Gemstone Products
9 Clocks and Watches 54110000 Timepieces
10 Computer Equipment, Hardware, Supplies, and Services 43210000 Computer Equipment and Accessories
11 Computer Software 43230000 Software
11 Computer Software 81160000 Information Technology Service Delivery
12 Contracted Services    
13 Drugs, Pharmaceuticals, and Biological and Controlled Substances 51000000 Drugs and Pharmaceutical Products
14 Electronic Components and Supplies, Miscellaneous 32000000 Electronic Components and Supplies
14 Electronic Components and Supplies, Miscellaneous 32131000 Electronic component parts and raw materials and accessories
15 Foods and Commercial Food Service Equipment, Supplies, and Services 48100000 Institutional food services equipment
15 Foods and Commercial Food Service Equipment, Supplies, and Services 50000000 Food Beverage and Tobacco Products
15 Foods and Commercial Food Service Equipment, Supplies, and Services 50200000 Beverages
16 Freight and Special Charges 78100000 Mail and cargo transport
17 Energy, Fuels, and Lubricants 15000000 Fuels and Fuel Additives and Lubricants and Anti corrosive Materials
17 Energy, Fuels, and Lubricants 15100000 Fuels
17 Energy, Fuels, and Lubricants 15120000 Lubricants and oils and greases and anti corrosives
18 Furnishings: Draperies, Floor Covering, Mattresses, and Linens 30160000 Interior finishing materials
18 Furnishings: Draperies, Floor Covering, Mattresses, and Linens 52000000 Domestic Appliances and Supplies and Consumer Electronic Products
18 Furnishings: Draperies, Floor Covering, Mattresses, and Linens 72100000 Building and facility maintenance and repair services
19 Furniture 56000000 Furniture and Furnishings
20 Gases: Compressed, Liquefied, and Containers 12140000 Elements and gases
20 Gases: Compressed, Liquefied, and Containers 24110000 Containers and storage
21 Hospitality and Specialty Supplies and Services 10160000 Floriculture and silviculture products
21 Hospitality and Specialty Supplies and Services 54100000 Jewelry
21 Hospitality and Specialty Supplies and Services 90000000 Travel and Food and Lodging and Entertainment Services
22 Household Appliances 52000000 Domestic Appliances and Supplies and Consumer Electronic Products
23 Instrumentation: Recording and Measurement 41000000 Laboratory and Measuring and Observing and Testing Equipment
23 Instrumentation: Recording and Measurement 41110000 Measuring and observing and testing instruments
24 Janitorial Equipment, Supplies, and Services 47000000 Cleaning Equipment and Supplies
24 Janitorial Equipment, Supplies, and Services 47120000 Janitorial equipment
25 Lab, Scientific Equipment, Supplies, and Services 41100000 Laboratory and scientific equipment
25 Lab, Scientific Equipment, Supplies, and Services 41120000 Laboratory supplies and fixtures
25 Lab, Scientific Equipment, Supplies, and Services 42000000 Medical Equipment and Accessories and Supplies
26 Laser, Optical, and Vibration Equipment and Supplies 41110000 Measuring and observing and testing instruments
26 Laser, Optical, and Vibration Equipment and Supplies 42000000 Medical Equipment and Accessories and Supplies
27 Laundry Equipment and Services (Commercial) 47110000 Industrial laundry and dry cleaning equipment
28 Machinery, Power Tools, and Tooling 27000000 Tools and General Machinery
29 Material Handling 24000000 Material Handling and Conditioning and Storage Machinery and their Accessories and Supplies
29 Material Handling 78120000 Material packing and handling
30 Medical and Dental Equipment, Supplies, and Services 42000000 Medical Equipment and Accessories and Supplies
31 Membership and Dues 94000000 Organizations and Clubs
32 Metals, Plastics, and Precious Gems 11000000 Mineral and Textile and Inedible Plant and Animal Materials
32 Metals, Plastics, and Precious Gems 11100000 Minerals and ores and metals
32 Metals, Plastics, and Precious Gems 13000000 Resin and Rosin and Rubber and Foam and Film and Elastomeric Materials
32 Metals, Plastics, and Precious Gems 54120000 Gemstones
33 Moving, Storage, and Rigging 78000000 Transportation and Storage and Mail Services
33 Moving, Storage, and Rigging 78100000 Mail and cargo transport
33 Moving, Storage, and Rigging 78130000 Storage
34 MRO: Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, and Controls 72000000 Building and Facility Construction and Maintenance Services 
35 MRO: Electrical 39000000 Electrical Systems and Lighting and Components and Accessories and Supplies
36 MRO: General Building Construction 30000000 Structures and Building and Construction and Manufacturing Components and Supplies
36 MRO: General Building Construction 72100000 Building and facility maintenance and repair services
37 MRO: Plumbing, Heating, and Ventilation 40000000 Distribution and Conditioning Systems and Equipment and Components
37 MRO: Plumbing, Heating, and Ventilation 72100000 Building and facility maintenance and repair services
38 MRO: Road Maintenance 22101600 Paving equipment
38 MRO: Road Maintenance 72100000 Building and facility maintenance and repair services
39 Musical Instruments, Supplies, and Services 60000000 Musical Instruments and Games and Toys and Arts and Crafts and Educational Equipment and
39 Musical Instruments, Supplies, and Services 60130000 Musical Instruments and parts and accessories
40 Office and School Equipment, Supplies, and Services 14111507 Copier Paper
40 Office and School Equipment, Supplies, and Services 44000000 Office Equipment and Accessories and Supplies
41 Packaging Equipment and Supplies 23152900 Packaging machinery
41 Packaging Equipment and Supplies 78120000 Material packing and handling
42 Photographic and Micrographic Equipment, Supplies, and Services 45000000 Printing and Photographic and Audio and Visual Equipment and Supplies
42 Photographic and Micrographic Equipment, Supplies, and Services 45120000 Photographic or filming or video equipment
42 Photographic and Micrographic Equipment, Supplies, and Services 45130000 Photographic and recording media
43 Printing Press Equipment, Supplies, and Services 45100000 Printing and publishing equipment
44 Safety Items, and Security and Fire Alarm Systems 46000000 Defense and Law Enforcement and Security and Safety Equipment and Supplies
44 Safety Items, and Security and Fire Alarm Systems 92120000 Security and personal safety
45 Banners, Nameplates, and Tags 55120000 Signage and accessories
46 Telecommunication Equipment, Supplies, and Services 43000000 Information Technology Broadcasting and Telecommunications
46 Telecommunication Equipment, Supplies, and Services 43190000 Communications Devices and Accessories
47 Ultra-high Vacuum Equipment, Accessories, and Supplies 41100000 Laboratory and scientific equipment
48 Uniforms, Apparel, Garments, and Accessories 53102700 Uniforms
49 Vehicles, Equipment, Supplies, and Services 25100000 Motor vehicles
50 Waste Management and Removal 47121700 Waste containers and accessories
50 Waste Management and Removal 76120000 Refuse disposal and treatment
51 Welding Equipment, Supplies, and Services 23270000 Welding and soldering and brazing machinery and accessories and supplies
52 X-Ray Equipment and Supplies 42200000 Medical diagnostic imaging and nuclear medicine products
53 Theatrical Equipment and Supplies 60140000 Toys and games
53 Theatrical Equipment and Supplies 90000000 Travel and Food and Lodging and Entertainment Services