Commercial and Government Entity or for short, Cage Codes, are a 5 character identity number that identifies government contractors. The format of the code requires that the first and fifth position be numeric, while the second, third and fourth may be any mixture of alpha/numerical characters, excluding I and O.
The Commercial and Government Entity Code, otherwise referred to as CAGE Code lookup, is considered rather unique identifiers that are usually assigned to suppliers to many government or even defense agencies. This particular code tends to vary from one country to the next. CAGE Code lookup is important in that it not only provides a standardized technique of pointing out a specific facility at a specified location, but is also made use of by the Department of Defense in supporting procurement acquisition as well as payments. CAGE Codes are normally used by the Department of Transportation as well as NASA, and have so far proven useful as sources of supply in addition to identifying such sources on over 14 million reference numbers which are found in the Federal Catalog System.
CAGE codes are used in many functions of Government agencies. They can be assigned to a National Stocking Number (NSN), which is another term for “part number”, and thus helpful for Government buyers when sourcing supplies, parts, services, etc.. They can also be used by Contractors when bidding Government Solicitations.