What is a CAGE code? How are CAGE Codes assigned?
The Commercial And Government Entity (CAGE) Code is a five-character ID number used
extensively within the federal government. 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. CAGE codes are assigned by DoD's Defense Logistics
For issues or status requests about your CAGE code, contact DoD DLA at:
Note: CAGE codes for entities located outside the United States and its territories
are called NCAGE codes.
How do I register an entity in SAM?
Create a User Account. After creating your user account, you can ‘Migrate a Legacy
account from CCR’ if you previously had an account on CCR. Once you have done this,
you are finished with the SAM registration process and can proceed to registering
with DIBBS (next section). If you did not have a previous CCR account and do not
have a CAGE code, you will instead need to Register a New Entity (Step 3).
Click on "Register New Entity" from the left side navigation pane. You must have
a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number in order to begin the registration
Complete and submit the online registration. If you already have the necessary information
on hand (see the SAM User Guide), the online registration takes approximately 30
minutes to complete, depending upon the size and complexity of your entity.