Proposed CAGE Code Rule Raises Policy Concerns

Law360, New York (May 8, 2013, 11:59 AM EDT) -- The Federal Acquisition Regulation drafters are proposing a rule requiring offerors on purchases exceeding $3,000 (less for construction and services contracts) to provide the government pre-award a Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) code — a five-digit identifier assigned by the Defense Logistics Agency. Foreign offerors would be required to provide a North Atlantic Treaty Organization CAGE code. Contracting officers will be tasked with verifying the codes prior to award. Contractors also will be required to maintain accurate code filings and to notify contracting officers of any...
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