BCO Beginning Segment for Procurement Notices

To indicate the beginning of the Procurement Notices Transaction Set and transmit identifying numbers and dates

Position
Element
Name
Type
Requirement
Min
Max
Repeat
BCO01
Transaction Set Purpose Code
Identifier (ID)
Mandatory
2
2
1
Code identifying purpose of transaction set
BCO02
Request for Quote Reference Number
String (AN)
Optional
1
45
1
Number assigned by the purchaser to identify his request for quote
BCO03
Date
Date (DT)
Optional
8
8
1
Date expressed as CCYYMMDD where CC represents the first two digits of the calendar year
BCO03 is the date to be used for reference purposes in an RFQ and a response to RFQ.
BCO04
Reference Identification
String (AN)
Optional
1
80
1
Reference information as defined for a particular Transaction Set or as specified by the Reference Identification Qualifier
BCO04 is the contract number.
BCO05
Contract Status Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
2
2
1
Code designating the current status of the contract
BCO06
Date
Date (DT)
Optional
8
8
1
Date expressed as CCYYMMDD where CC represents the first two digits of the calendar year
BCO06 is the contract beginning date.
BCO07
Date
Date (DT)
Optional
8
8
1
Date expressed as CCYYMMDD where CC represents the first two digits of the calendar year
BCO07 is the contract expiration date.
BCO08
Acknowledgment Type
Identifier (ID)
Optional
2
2
1
Code specifying the type of acknowledgment
BCO09
Reference Identification Qualifier
Identifier (ID)
Conditional
2
3
1
Code qualifying the Reference Identification
P0910: If either BCO-09 or BCO-10 is present, then the other is required
BCO10
Reference Identification
String (AN)
Conditional
1
80
1
Reference information as defined for a particular Transaction Set or as specified by the Reference Identification Qualifier
BCO11
Transaction Type Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
2
2
1
Code specifying the type of transaction
BCO12
Action Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
1
2
1
Code indicating type of action

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