This month marks a significant change in the way the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) manages its Commercial and Government entity (CAGE) codes. Beginning August 25, any new or updated CAGE code will be assigned an expiration date. What does this mean for you, small businesses?
Really, all you need to do is keep your System for Award Management (SAM) registration up to date and you will be safe from expiration. SAM requires you to update your records at least once a year. If you do not keep your SAM registration updated your CAGE code is at risk of expiration and your company will not be able to do business with the Federal Government and you will become ineligible for government funding meaning you will not get paid for the work you are already conducting!
The good news is if your SAM registration does expire you do still have the option to renew it. Once it is renewed, the CAGE system will receive a notification and your CAGE code will be given a new expiration date. If you still have questions or need help registering or updating your SAM registration or CAGE code please contact us!