What is the difference between adding a 3 digit commodity code versus a 5 digit commodity code?

If you add a 5 digit commodity code, you will receive email notifications for a specific Commodity Description (i.e. 42533 Drafting Plan and Map Files, Metal). If you add a 3 digit commodity code then you will receive email notifications for various Commodity Descriptions that begin with the first 3 digits of a commodity code.

For example, if you were to add commodity code 425 Furniture: Office, you will receive an email notification when a Buyer uses any commodity code that begins with 425.

NOTE: The Buyer can choose to generate solicitation email notifications to vendors registered for commodity code(s) other than those being solicited. This usually happens when the Buyer would like to broaden the potential audience for the solicitation.