BQT Beginning Segment for Request for Quotation

To indicate the beginning of a Request for Quotation Transaction Set and transmit identifying numbers and dates

Position
Element
Name
Type
Requirement
Min
Max
Repeat
BQT01
Transaction Set Purpose Code
Identifier (ID)
Mandatory
2
2
1
Code identifying purpose of transaction set
BQT02
Request for Quote Reference Number
String (AN)
Mandatory
1
45
1
Number assigned by the purchaser to identify his request for quote
BQT03
Date
Date (DT)
Mandatory
8
8
1
Date expressed as CCYYMMDD where CC represents the first two digits of the calendar year
BQT03 is the date to be used for reference purposes in an RFQ and a response to RFQ.
BQT04
Date/Time Qualifier
Identifier (ID)
Conditional
3
3
1
Code specifying type of date or time, or both date and time
P0405: If either BQT-04 or BQT-05 is present, then the other is required
BQT05
Date
Date (DT)
Conditional
8
8
1
Date expressed as CCYYMMDD where CC represents the first two digits of the calendar year
BQT06
Purchase Order Type Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
2
2
1
Code specifying the type of Purchase Order
BQT07
Request for Quote Type Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
2
2
1
Code specifying the type of request for quote
BQT08
Contract Type Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
2
2
1
Code identifying a contract type
BQT09
Security Level Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
2
2
1
Code indicating the level of confidentiality assigned by the sender to the information following
BQT10
Purchase Category
Identifier (ID)
Optional
2
2
1
Code identifying the broad category of products or services being acquired
BQT11
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

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