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Legal Name:

University of Pittsburgh--Of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education


CAGE Code:        1DQV3

“The CAGE Code is a five position code that identifies contractors doing business with the Federal Government, NATO member nations, and other foreign governments. The CAGE Code is used to support a variety of mechanized systems throughout the government and provides for a standardized method of identifying a given facility at a specific location.” ~ from the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) website:  https://www.dla.mil/pages/businessops.aspx.


DUNS No.:                004514360

“The D-U-N-S® Number is widely used by both commercial and federal entities and was adopted as the standard business identifier for federal electronic commerce in October 1994. The D-U-N-S Number® was also incorporated into the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) in April 1998 as the Federal Government's contractor identification code for all procurement-related activities.” ~ from the D&B website:



EIN or Tax I.D.:                    25-0965591

The Employer Identification Number (EIN) or Tax ID is the IRS employer identification number assigned our University for tax purposes as a not-for-profit corporation.


IRC Tax Exempt Status:   501 (c) (3)

The Internal Revenue Code (IRC) tax exempt status is the section of the Internal Revenue Code that designates our University as a charitable organization and makes us eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions in accordance with the Code. Further under the IRC for 501 (c) (3) organizations, our University further falls under the following subcategories of the IRS Code:

In addition, the University is exempt from federal income tax as a political subdivision of the United States or any State thereof, as defined in IRC 170 (b) (1) (A) (ii).


SAM (Previously CCR):

It is federally mandated that any organization wishing to do business with the federal government under a FAR-based contract must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) before being awarded a contract. The Office of Research registers us in SAM and owns the log-on ID and password.


Congressional District: 14th District, Congressman Mike Doyle

On September 26, 2006, S. 2560, the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA) of 2006, was enacted. FFATA is intended to deter “wasteful and unnecessary” spending. Therefore, FFATA requires full disclosure to the public of all entities or organizations receiving federal funds and those funds must be tracked by Congressional District.


NAICS:                 611310           Colleges, Universities and Professional Schools

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 economy. NAICS was developed under the auspices of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and adopted in 1997 to replace the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system. It was developed jointly by the U.S. Economic Classification Policy Committee (ECPC), Statistics Canada, and Mexico's Instituto Nacional de Estadistica, Geografia e Informatica, to allow for a high level of comparability in business statistics among the North American countries.


SIC:                        8221               Colleges and Universities

The Standard Industrial Classification (abbreviated SIC) is a United States government system for classifying industries by a four-digit code. Established in 1937, it is being supplanted by the six-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), which was released in 1997; however certain government departments and agencies, such as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), still use the SIC codes.


Certificates of Good Standing (for Pennsylvania)

A certificate of good standing (or subsistence) states when the corporation (The University) is still in existence as a matter of record in the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth. 

The Office of General Counsel requests good standing certificates from the Pennsylvania Department of State, Corporation Bureau.  They can be obtained from the Executive Assistant to the Senior Vice Chancellor and Chief Legal Officer for inclusion in pre-award sponsored project proposal submissions.

FICE Code:

As with other federal agencies, the ED operates with the assistance of several advisory committees. The Federal Interagency Committee on Education (FICE) is known in higher education for originating the FICE code, the six-digit institutional identifier assigned to each higher education (two-year and above) institution.

The FICE code is a six-digit identification code that was used to identify all schools doing business with the Office of Education during the early sixties. This code is no longer used in IPEDS; it has been replaced by the Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) ID code.


Mailing Address – General University:

                        University of Pittsburgh

                        4200 Fifth Avenue

                        Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260


URL/Website:                   www.pitt.edu

The URL is the address of the University’s web page on the world wide web.


Cognizant Federal Audit Agency:  

                        U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

                        Office of Inspector General, Office of Audit Services, Region III

                        Public Ledger Building, Suite 316

                        150 South Independence Mall West

                        Philadelphia, PA 19106-3499

A cognizant Federal audit agency is the federal agency responsible for the audit of any federal grants and contracts; notwithstanding the OMB Circular A-133 Audit or grants and contracts performed by our independent public accountants. The Regional Inspector General for Audit Services for Region III is Mr. Jason C. Jelen and the telephone number is (215) 861-4501.


Cognizant Federal Administrative Agency: 

                        U. S. Department of Health and Human Services

                        Cost Allocation Services

                        Mid-Atlantic Field Office

                        7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 2301

                        Bethesda, MD 20857

A cognizant Federal administrative agency is the federal agency responsible for the negotiation of the University’s Facilities and Administrative Cost and Fringe Benefit Cost Rates. The Branch Chief for Colleges & Universities in the Mid-Atlantic Field Office is Mr. Steven J. Zuraf and the telepone number is (301) 492-4858.


Public Accountants:

The contact name and address for our University public accountants is as follows:

Rosemary K. Meyer, Partner


One Mellon Center

Pittsburgh, PA 15219-2598

(410) 949-8425