The Commercial And Government Entity (CAGE) Code is a five-character ID number used extensively within the federal government, assigned by the Department of Defense’s Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). The CAGE code is used to support a variety of mechanized systems throughout the government and provides a standardized method of identifying a given facility at a specific location. The code may be used for a facility clearance, or a pre-award survey.
You do not need to have a CAGE code prior to registration, as one will be automatically assigned to you as a part of your entity’s registration in SAM.
Please Note: CAGE codes for entities located outside the United States and its territories are called NATO Commercial and Government Entity (NCAGE) codes. NCAGE codes are assigned internationally as part of the NATO Codification System (NCS), and are required for all foreign entities or the registration will be considered incomplete. Information on how to obtain NCAGE codes may be found at http://www.dlis.dla.mil/Forms/Form_AC135.asp.