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Everything About the Commercial And Government Entity (CAGE) Code

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Learn what is a CAGE code and what are the things you need to consider about this in registering in the SAM database!


The Commercial And Government Entity (CAGE) code is a five-character ID number assigned by the Department of Defense’s Defense Logistics Agency (DLA).

This code is extensively used within the federal government in order to support a variety of mechanized systems and provide a standardized method of identifying a given legal entity at a specific location.

This code may be used for a facility clearance or a pre-award survey.


One thing that you should consider is that you do not need to have a CAGE code prior to registration. This will be assigned to you for FREE when you register in the System for Award Management (SAM) database.

What happens is once the Entity Registration is submitted for processing, information will be routed to the DLA for CAGE code assignment.

Once the CAGE code has been approved, it will be sent back to SAM and added to the Entity Registration.

If for any reason, there is an issue with your CAGE code, you will receive an email notification. Please follow the instructions in the email to address these issues.


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