Cage Codes

The new (SAM) System for Award Management replaced the (CCR) Central Contractors Registration.

If you have a current active CCR Registration.
You will not have to do anything until it is time to renew . At that time you will use the new SAM system.

CAGE = Commercial And Government Entity Code

WHAT IS A CAGE CODE?

WHY DO I NEED A CAGE CODE?

HOW DO I GET A CAGE CODE?

HOW TO RECEIVE A CAGE CODE FOR SECURITY CLEARANCE

WHO ASSIGNS AND MAINTAINS CAGE CODES?

IS THERE A FEE FOR CAGE CODES?

Current and potential federal government registrants are required to register in CCR in order to be awarded contracts by the federal government. Registrants are required to complete a one-time registration to provide basic information relevant to procurement and financial transactions.

Registrants must update or renew their registration at least once per year to maintain an active status.

In addition, entities (private non-profits, educational organizations, state and regional agencies, etc.) that apply for assistance awards from the Federal Government through Grants.gov must now register with SAM as well. However, registration in no way guarantees that a contract or assistance award will be awarded.

To get a CAGE code, you must complete the SAMS Registration.

Central Contractor Registration (SAM) is the primary registrant database for the U.S. Federal Government. SAM collects, validates, stores, and disseminates data in support of agency acquisition missions, including Federal agency contract and assistance awards.

Please note that the term �assistance awards� includes grants, cooperative agreements, and other forms of federal assistance. Whether applying for assistance awards, contracts, or other business opportunities, all entities are considered �registrants�.

SAM validates the registrant information and electronically shares the secure and encrypted data with the federal agencies finance offices to facilitate paperless payments through electronic funds transfer (EFT).

Additionally, SAM shares the data with federal government procurement and electronic business systems.

Any information provided in your registration may be shared with authorized federal government offices. Registration does not guarantee business with the federal government.

WHAT IS A CAGE CODE?

A CAGE Code is a five (5) position code that identifies companies doing or wishing to do business with the Federal Government. The format of the code is the first and fifth position must be numeric. The second, third and fourth may be any mixture of alpha/numeric excluding I and O. All positions are non-significant.

WHY DO I NEED A CAGE CODE?

The code is used to support a variety of mechanized systems throughout the government. The code provides for a standardized method of identifying a given facility at a specific location. The code may be used for a Facility Clearance, a Pre-Award survey, automated Bidders Lists, pay processes, source of supply, etc. In some cases, prime contractors may require their sub-contractors to have a CAGE Code also.

HOW TO RECEIVE A CAGE CODE FOR SECURITY CLEARANCE

NOTE: Registrants that require a CAGE Code for a Security Clearance or for the assignment of a DODAAC Code do not need to go through the CCR. They can submit the request on the DOD Form 2051, "Request for Assignment of a Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) Code" Section A must be filled out and signed by their sponsoring government agency. The agency may also request the CAGE Code on their agency letterhead.

WHO ASSIGNS AND MAINTAINS CAGE CODES?

The Defense Logistics Information Service (DLIS) in Battle Creek, MI is the only authorized source of CAGE Codes.

IS THERE A FEE FOR CAGE CODES?

No. At this time, there are no associated subscription charges related to the assignment/maintenance of CAGE Codes.

CAGE Codes with a Status Code of �E� identify those contractors which are:
(1) Proposed Debarment Action
(2) Suspended or
(3) Debarred or are otherwise ineligible for receipt of government contracts.

In all three (3) cases, the contractor is considered to be ineligible for Federal Procurement Programs.

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