BCO Beginning Segment For Contract Award.

To indicate the beginning of the Contract Award Transaction Set and to transmit identifying numbers and dates.

Position
Element
Name
Type
Requirement
Min
Max
Repeat
BCO01
Transaction Set Purpose Code
Identifier (ID)
Mandatory
2
2
-
Code identifying purpose of transaction set.
BCO02
Request for Quote Reference Number
String (AN)
Mandatory
1
45
-
Number assigned by the purchaser to identify his request for quote.
BCO03
Request Quotation Control Date
Date (DT)
Mandatory
6
6
-
Date to be used for reference purposes in an RFQ and a response to RFQ.
BCO04
Reference Number
String (AN)
Mandatory
1
30
-
Reference number or identification number as defined for a particular Transaction Set, or as specified by the Reference Number Qualifier.
BCO04 is the contract number.
BCO05
Contract Status Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
2
2
-
Code designating the current status of the contract.
BCO06
Date
Date (DT)
Optional
6
6
-
Date (YYMMDD).
BCO06 is the contract beginning date.
BCO07
Date
Date (DT)
Optional
6
6
-
Date (YYMMDD).
BCO07 is the contract expiration date.
BCO08
Acknowledgment Type
Identifier (ID)
Optional
2
2
-
Code specifying the type of acknowledgment.

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