Surprise! We have yet another acronym to throw your way.
Okay, so this one may not affect the average customer, but if you are in any way associated with the U.S. government you may find this of interest (and really, who isn’t affected by the government?).
Quite simply, CAGE stands for “Commercial and Government Entity.” This code has a five(5)-digit, alphanumeric composition and serves as a “unique identifier for entities doing or wishing to do business with the Federal Government. The format and character position of the code vary based on country.”
CAGE codes are related to two others, NAICS and DUNS. The DUNS, or Data Universal Numbering System, is required to register with the System for Award Management (SAM) and is one method of receiving a CAGE code. In order to better understand their importance, consider this analogy: “These ID codes are to government contractors what Social Security numbers are to individuals.” For more information on these codes, check out Onvia’s page dedicated to them.
Small businesses doing business with government agencies, such as the Department of Defense, are required to acquire one. Since SkyGeek does have government contracts we do have a CAGE code.
Does anyone out there know our CAGE Code? If you have well-sharpened investigative skills you have no doubt located it on our About Us page.
So what or who is responsible for supplying suppliers with a CAGE code? America’s combat logistics support agency – the Defense Logistics Information Agency (DLA) .
For an extensive discussion on the subject, read the DLA’s CAGE code FAQ.
Well, that’s it for now. Until any further changes or pertinent information is found, consider this CAGE closed.