Determination of the real source for an item of supply is one of the most important prerequisites for proper application of the Uniform System of Item Identification (STANAG No 3151). It is the source where documentation will be obtained from and its location normally gives advice for codification responsibility.
Although the NATO Codification System uses NATO Commercial and Governmental Entity (NCAGE) codes principally to identify manufacturers, NCAGEs are broadly used in many countries in a variety of logistics processes. As such, they are often assigned to a variety of organizations, including distributors, standards bodies, government organizations, and service providers.
The NCAGE Code consists of five characters, for Romania the design is #***L. (#=numeral, *=alpha/numerical, last character mandatory – L)
NCAGE assignment is free of charge.
The timeframe for NCAGE assignment is 3-10 working days.
Only one NCAGE shall be assigned to each entity.
An NCAGE request shall be transmitted thru NCAGE Code Request Tool. The tool provides search capabilities on all NATO Commercial and Government Entity (NCAGE) codes assigned across the world and allows submitting requests for a creation/update of the NCAGE code records.
This tool offers national NCAGE contacts and a document explaining the NCAGE code procedures. It also includes the process as they relate to registering in and updating data in the U.S. SAM.
What is NCAGE code?
NATO Commercial and Government Entity code is primarily entity identifier within NATO Codification System (NCS), which holds the name, address and contact details of the organization. NCAGE codes are recognized throughout the international community and broadly used in many countries in a variety of logistics and administration processes, like a System for Award Management (SAM) registration in USA.
Can one entity have more than one active NCAGE code assigned?
An entity can have only one active NCAGE code assigned. If a duplicate active NCAGE code is assigned by error, please contact your NCB at firstname.lastname@example.org
How can I submit my NCAGE update code request?
Visit NCAGE Code Request Tool at https://eportal.nspa.nato.int/AC135Public/CageTool, filter out your NCAGE code, go to the detail of the record, click on Create Update Request and update information.
How long does it take to process my NCAGE code request?
The processing timeframes for NCAGE code requests depend on priority level chosen by requestor during submittal of a request. Processing timeframes: Routine: 10 calendar days Emergency: 3 business days.
How can I proceed with my SAM registration?
System Award Management system (SAM) is a supplier database for the U.S. Federal government. SAM is solely US system and NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) cannot provide any support for SAM registrations except of providing NCAGE code services. SAM registration record must have hundred percent character match with NCAGE code record concerning name of the entity and address. How to register on SAM at https://youtu.be/rkAIIs55DAg.
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