What is a CAGE CODE?

What is a CAGE code?

A CAGE code is a five character alpha-numeric identifier assigned to entities located IN the United States and its’ territories. The DLA CAGE Program Office is the only activity authorized for assignment or update of a CAGE code.

An introduction to the NCAGE and CAGE Code systems

What is an Entity?

In business, an entity is a person, department, corporation, cooperative, partnership, business, manufacturer, organization, or other groups with whom it is possible to conduct business.

The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) website provides a standalone solution to search for foreign and domestic entity’s CAGE information. Site capabilities include:

  • Search for CAGE code information at CAGE Search & Inquiry (CSI)
  • Access to forms required to support transactions
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Request a New CAGE code not associated with a System for Award Management (SAM) registration
  • Providing update information for an existing CAGE code not associated with a SAM registration
  • Scheduled maintenance notifications
  • Upcoming changes

The CAGE Program Office is dedicated to support the federal registration process to include the Department of Defense and International entities by:

  • Performing entity management via vendor validation when assigning a new CAGE code or when information is changed for an existing CAGE code.
  • Providing specific guidance to all customers in support of their request for a new CAGE code or when performing an update for an existing CAGE code.

Note: Entities are required to go through their National Codification Bureau (NCB) if they are North Atlantic Treaty Organizations (NATO) and Tier II Nations. If the NON-U.S. vendor resides outside of these NATO and the Tier II Nations, they will go through the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA).

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