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    Paragraph 5.11.1 has "Type CAGE Dode". Type A or E and F? Where do I find the true meaning of these Type Cage Codes and are there (B, C, & D) missing ones?


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    A Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) Code is a unique identifier assigned to suppliers to US government and DoD agencies. A CAGE codes provide a standardized method of identifying a given supplier and facility at a specific location. The information associated with a CAGE code includes name, address, phone numbers, business type, number of employees and other information specific to a supplier. Contracts issued by a government agency or the DoD will be tracked by a suppliers CAGE Code.


    Any US organization wishing to be a supplier to the DoD can be issued a CAGE Code by the Defense Logistics Information Service (DLIS). DLIS provides the capability:
    A CAGE Code is also required for registering in the Request or Update Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) Code
    Send DD Form 2051 to DLIS CAGE Code Office
    DLA Logistics Information Service (DLIS)
    ATTN: DLA LIS-LAC Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center
    74 North Washington
    Battle Creek, MI 49037-3084
    http://www.dla.mil/HQ/InformationOperations/LogisticsInformationServices.aspx
    https://www.logisticsinformationservice.dla.mil/


    The Commercial and Government Entity Code, or CAGE Code, is a unique identifier assigned to suppliers to various government or defense agencies, as well as to government agencies themselves and also various organizations. CAGE codes provide a standardized method of identifying a given facility at a specific location.
    CAGE Codes are used internationally as part of the NATO Codification System (NCS), where they are sometimes called NCAGE Codes. CAGE codes are referenced in various databases of the NCS, where they are used along with the supplier's part number to form a reference which is held on the National Stock Number (NSN) record. This reference enables users of the NCS to determine who supplies any given part.


    The information associated with the entities - name, address, phone numbers, etc. - is catalogued in the H4 and H8 Handbooks. The National Codification Bureau (NCB) of each NATO or NATO-sponsored Nation is responsible for the maintenance of the CAGE code information for entities in these respective countries. There are on the order of 1.5 Million entities in this catalog.


    Within the US, any organization wishing to be a supplier to the DoD is issued a CAGE Code by Defense Logistics Information Service (DLIS), the organization serving as the US NCB. An entity issued a CAGE code must reapply annually to renew it.


    CAGE is sometimes expanded as "Commercial Activity/Government Entity", "Contractor And Government Entity", or other, similar variations. According to the DLIS website, "Commercial And Government Entity" is the proper term. CAGE was previously known as Federal Supply Code for Manufacturers, or FSCM, which was also the National Supply Code for Manufacturer, or NSCM. On older engineering drawings (pre-1980s) it was labeled simply as "Code Ident No" (Code Identification Number).
    In the NCS metadata, the CAGE code's Data Record Number (DRN) is 9250 (or 4140 for NSCM); information listed under this DRN identifies very specifically the semantics of CAGE, its syntax and the procedures associated with it.



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