UID Lables

UID Lables

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UID Background

In an attempt to improve asset management through uniquely identifying property, plants, equipment, operating materials and supplies, the Department of Defense (DoD) has initiated a business transformation and the Item Unique Identification Program (IUID). The framework is intended to be implemented and interoperable across joint and multi-national organizational boundaries and comparable across the Department of Defenses business systems. The purpose of the IUID program is to globally uniquely identify items to provide better asset accountability and valuation through the life cycle of the item.

A recently established policy makes UID a mandatory DoD Requirement on all solicitations issued after Jan. 1, 2004. In addition, tangible personal property and Government Furnished Property (GFP) in the possession of contractors must have IUID markings and registration of the UII. The long term goal is to complete IUID marking of items and all embedded assets within the DoD system by Dec 31, 2010. DoD contracting officers are required to include the DFARS 252.211-7003 clause in all solicitations, defining items necessary for identification and valuation. All tangible items delivered to the Department of Defense will require a unique item identification (UII) if:

  • The unit acquisition cost is over $5,000
  • The item is either serially managed, mission essential, controlled inventory, or a consumable item or material where permanent identification is required
  • The item is a component that the program manager has determined requires unique identification
  • It is a consumable item or material where permanent identification is necessary.