How do I get a Cage Code?
To start New Cage Code Registration." You must first have or obtain a
Data Universal Number (DUNS)
Once you have obtained a DUNS Number from D&B, you are eligible for a Cage Code thru the the new
(SAM) System for Award Management will start replacing the (CCR) Central Contractors Registration.
If requested over the phone, DUNS is provided immediately.
The process to request a D-U-N-SŪ Number by telephone takes between 5 and 10 minutes.
For U.S., Puerto Rico, and US Virgin Islands Requests only:
Alaska and Puerto Rico: 1-800-234-3867 (Select Option 2,
then Option 1) Monday - Friday 7 AM to 8 PM C.S.T.
For Hearing Impaired Customers Only call 1-877-807-1679 (TTY
You will need to provide the following information:
Trade style, Doing Business As (DBA), or other name by which
your organization is commonly recognized
Physical Address, City, State and Zip Code
Mailing Address (if separate)
SIC Code (Line of Business)
2012 SIC/NAICS Codes
Number of Employees at your location
Headquarters name and address (if there is a reporting
relationship to a parent corporate entity)
Is this a home-based business?
Webform requests take 1 - 2 business days.
If you already have the necessary information on hand the online registration takes approximately one hour to complete, depending upon the
size and complexity of your business or organization.
1. Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number
provided by Dun and Bradstreet (D&B)
2. Tax Identification Number (TIN) and Taxpayer Name used in Federal tax matters.
*Not required for non-U.S. registrants*
A Tax Identification Number TIN is either an Employer Identification Number (EIN) assigned
by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or a Social Security
Number (SSN) assigned by the Social Security Administration (SSA)
if you are registering as a sole proprietor.
If you already have a TIN, your CCR registration
will take 3-5 business days to clear the TIN Match process.
A newly assigned EIN cannot be validated in CCR.
According to the IRS, when applying for an EIN over the phone or
internet, you will be immediately assigned an EIN, but it may
take up to 2-5 weeks before your EIN becomes active.
If you apply for an EIN by fax or mail, confirmation from the
IRS can take up to 2-5 weeks.
You must wait until you receive the CP-575 notice from the IRS
confirming that your EIN is active and valid for use. For
questions regarding your EIN, please call 1-800-829-4933.
If you have questions on a failed match to your EIN, please
contact the IRS at 1-866-255-0654 (Option 4).
If you have questions on a failed match to your SSN, please
contact the Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213.
3. Statistical Information about your business
You will be required to provide the receipts and number of employees on a world-wide basis, which includes all
affiliates. Information on your organization's profile location
Organizations that sell or generate electricity, refine
petroleum, or that are financial institutions will be required
to provide additional data.
Location Information (Optional)
Average Number of Employees for this location:
The average number of persons employed at this location for
each pay period over the firm's latest 12 months.
Average Annual Receipts for this location:
The average receipts for this location over the last three
completed fiscal years.
World-Wide Organization (Required). This
information is passed to SBA in order to calculate your business
size using SBA's official size standards for your industry.
Average Number of Employees including all
The average number of persons employed for each pay period over
the firm's latest 12 months, including persons employed by the
parent organization, all branches, and all affiliates worldwide.
Average Annual Receipts including all
The average receipts over the last three completed fiscal
years, including receipts of the parent organization, all
branches, and all affiliates worldwide.
Organizations that sell or generate electricity, refine
petroleum, or that are financial institutions need to provide
Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Information for payment of
ABA Routing Number for your bank
Account Number and Type, or Lockbox Number
Automated Clearing House (ACH) point of contact
Remittance point of contact
Accounts Receivable point of contact.
Select NAISC CODE (s)
You will also be asked to create a 9 digit MPIN
What is an MPIN? Where can I locate or assign
A Marketing Partner ID Number (MPIN) is a
personal code that allows you to access other government
applications such as the Past Performance Information
Retrieval System (PPIRS) and the Online Representations and
Certifications Application (ORCA).
The MPIN acts as your password in these other systems, and
you should guard it as such.
The MPIN is a mandatory data element created by you during
the CCR registrant process and must have nine characters: at
least one letter (upper or lower case) and one number. No
spaces or special characters are permitted.
If you are not yet registered in CCR and need an MPIN,
please view our CCR User's Guide to learn what is needed and
how to register.
To view your company's MPIN:
1. Go to the CCR Homepage: www.ccr.gov.
2. Enter your user ID and password, then click the "Log In"
3. Select "View" across from the DUNS number you are looking
4. Scroll to the bottom of the Points of Contact to view
If you change your MPIN, be aware that it may take 24-48
hours for other government systems to recognize your new
MPIN. If no change is necessary, DO NOT click Validate/Save
Data, just click "Quit CCR" at the top left side of the
What North American Industry
Classification System (NAICS) Code or Codes you want to use.
The North American
Industry Classification System (NAICS) is the standard
used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business
establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and
publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business
What are my yearly renewal requirements? How do I keep my record active?
If you do not renew your registration, it will
expire. You must renew and revalidate your registration at least
every 12 months from the date you previously registered.
An expired registration will affect your ability to receive
contract awards or payments.
How long until a new CCR registration is considered active?
New registrations can take 3-5 business days to process in SAMs. You can expect a shorter turnaround, 24 hours,
when you update or renew an active registration.