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Commerical & Government Entity (CAGE) Search and Inquiry (CSI)

Last Updated : 05/03/2024


Commercial & Government Entity (CAGE) Search and Inquiry (CSI) replaced the former Business Identification Number Cross-reference System (BINCS). CSI is a robust search engine with user-friendly dynamic navigation. You'll find everything you're looking for in a few easy clicks. The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) website provides a standalone solution to search for foreign and domestic entity's CAGE information. Site capabilities include:

  • Search for CAGE Code information CAGE Search & Inquiry (CSI)  
  • Access to forms required to support transactions   
  • Frequently Asked Questions   
  • Request a New CAGE Code not associated with a System for Award Management (SAM) registration   
  • Providing update information for an existing CAGE Code not associated with a SAM registration   
  • Scheduled maintenance notifications   
  • Upcoming changes  

The CAGE Program Office is dedicated to support the federal registration process to include the Department of Defense and International entities by:

  • Performing entity management via vendor validation when assigning a new CAGE Code or when information is changed for an existing CAGE Code.   
  • Providing specific guidance to all customers in support of their request for a new CAGE Code or when performing an update for an existing CAGE Code.   

Note: Entities are required to go through their National Codification Bureau (NCB) if they are North Atlantic Treaty Organizations (NATO) and Tier II Nations. If the NON-U.S. vendor resides outside of these NATO and the Tier II Nations, they will go through the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA).

Processes Supported

Potential Organizations Associated

  • Air Force/ Space Force
  • Army
  • Defense Agencies
  • Navy/ Marine Corps

License Requirement

  • No fee for Government users

Integrated Product Support (IPS) Elements Addressed

This government tool is included in the product support analytical tools database to assist defense acquisition workforce members with identifying product support solutions which potentially optimize system readiness and life cycle cost. The analytical tools database itself should under no circumstances be considered all-encompassing; nor does it in any way warrant or endorse the capabilities, pricing, and/or products of any particular individual, company, capability, or organization. Suggested updates to the description of this particular tool or additions to the tools database are welcome.


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