BCP Beginning Segment for Contract Pricing Proposal

To indicate the beginning of a Contract Pricing Proposal Transaction Set and transmit identifying numbers and dates

Position
Element
Name
Type
Requirement
Min
Max
Repeat
BCP01
Transaction Set Purpose Code
Identifier (ID)
Mandatory
2
2
1
Code identifying purpose of transaction set
BCP02
Reference Identification Qualifier
Identifier (ID)
Mandatory
2
3
1
Code qualifying the Reference Identification
BCP03
Reference Identification
String (AN)
Mandatory
1
50
1
Reference information as defined for a particular Transaction Set or as specified by the Reference Identification Qualifier
BCP04
Date
Date (DT)
Optional
8
8
1
Date expressed as CCYYMMDD where CC represents the first two digits of the calendar year
BCP04 is the start of the proposer's fiscal year.
BCP05
Contract Action Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
2
2
1
Code identifying the expected resultant type of contract action or current type of contract action
BCP06
Contract Type Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
2
2
1
Code identifying a contract type
BCP07
Date
Date (DT)
Optional
8
8
1
Date expressed as CCYYMMDD where CC represents the first two digits of the calendar year
BCP07 is the transaction creation date.
BCP08
Time
Time (TM)
Optional
4
8
1
Time expressed in 24-hour clock time as follows: HHMM, or HHMMSS, or HHMMSSD, or HHMMSSDD, where H = hours (00-23), M = minutes (00-59), S = integer seconds (00-59) and DD = decimal seconds; decimal seconds are expressed as follows: D = tenths (0-9) and DD = hundredths (00-99)
BCP08 is the transaction creation time.
BCP09
Change Order Sequence Number
String (AN)
Optional
1
8
1
Number assigned by the orderer identifying a specific change or revision to a previously transmitted transaction set
BCP10
Reference Identification
String (AN)
Optional
1
50
1
Reference information as defined for a particular Transaction Set or as specified by the Reference Identification Qualifier
BCP10 is the revision number of the proposal.
BCP11
Reference Identification
String (AN)
Optional
1
50
1
Reference information as defined for a particular Transaction Set or as specified by the Reference Identification Qualifier
BCP11 is the option number being proposed.
BCP12
Description
String (AN)
Optional
1
80
1
A free-form description to clarify the related data elements and their content
BCP12 is the description of an "other" type of contract action.
BCP13
Description
String (AN)
Optional
1
80
1
A free-form description to clarify the related data elements and their content
BCP13 is the description of an "other" type of contract.

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