FAR Case 2012-024: Commercial and Government Entity Code

A FAR case has been opened concerning the use of CAGE and NCAGE codes “to facilitate data collection, and to support anti-counterfeiting efforts to uniquely identify vendors below the prime level.”

Here is the status included with the 7 September “Open Cases Report”:

Case Number: 2012-024

Part Number: 12.3, 4.12, 4.17, 52.2

Title: Commercial and Government Entity Code

Synopsis: This case proposes the use of Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) codes (NCAGE if foreign) for awards valued greater than the micropurchase threshold, and identification of the immediate corporate/organization parent and highest level corporate/organization parent during Central Contractor Registration (CCR). The goal is to provide for standardization across the Federal government, to facilitate data collection, and to support anti-counterfeiting efforts to uniquely identify vendors below the prime level.

Status: 08/31/2012 DARC Director tasked DARS staff to draft proposed DFARS rule. Report due 10/03/2012.

See “FAR Open Cases Report

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2 thoughts on “FAR Case 2012-024: Commercial and Government Entity Code

  1. I attended a University of Minnesota seminar on Government contracts this week. LeAntha Sumpter from DoD spoke and said this FAR Case would require GIDEP reporting for all counterfeit parts – not just electronic parts.

    • That is similar to what contracts professionals I work with have heard, but we have not seen anything on a case being announced just yet.
      Given that this will be a FAR case, we speculate that it’s scope will extend beyond DoD contracts.

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