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”