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Mil-Std-130N & UID
Complying with DoD UID Requirements
DFARS CLAUSE: 252.211-7003
DFARS FINAL RULE: DFARS 252.211-7007
The DoD Guide to UID - Version 2.0
Department of Defense (DoD) contracts issued with reference to DFARS clause 252.211-7003 create the UID Part-Marking mandate as a condition of contract award. Other DoD issued documents dictate how the UII formats and 2D barcodes are created, encoded, validated, applied, tracked and transmitted. The unique UII-serial number is required to be transmitted to the DoD upon shipment through the ASN or Invoicing and Receiving Report - typically through Wide Area Workflow (WAWF).
DoD UID Compliance
DoD Contractors are required to apply uniquely serialized UID markings to certain products acquired or refurbished through DoD procurement contracts. Central to the UID mark is the presence of a globally unique serial number or UII. The minimm required UID markings involve a 2D Data Matrix barcode containing several encoded data elements. The data matrix barcode must meet certain quality criteria and last the expected life of the product. Quality criteria include barcode verification. The UID markings may be applied directly to a surface of the product through a direct part marking or by fastening a marked faceplate to a surface of the product. Where design conditions allow, specialized adhesive labels may be applied as the faceplate.
Mil-Std-130 provides the item marking criteria for identification of items of military property produced, stocked, stored, and issued by or for the Department of Defense (DoD). This standard addresses criteria and data content for both free text and machine-readable information (MRI) applications of item identification marking.
Since UID is a contractual and compliance requirement. Failure to comply may result in rejection at any point of inspection - which means the part would need to be re-marked and repackaged. Essentially the contractor's payment will be delayed until the contractual obligation is fulfilled. Additionally, if the contractor is unable to comply with mil standard 130, the contractor's quality score may suffer - impacting future contract bid success.
EasySoft has helped government contractors maintain barcode labeling compliance for the years. It has been estimated that nearly 80% of all supplies requiring UID, can be satisfied with adhesive labels and nameplates. EasySoft can assist with these scenarios.
Example of UID Tag using Construct 2
Related Compliance Issues:
While Mil-Std-130M covers marking the UID on the part itself, Mil-Std-129P Change 4 also requires the contractor to apply the UII code to the all shipment packaging in the form of another 2D barcode formatted according to the PDF 417 symbology. This 2D symbology is different than the 2D barcode that is used for the UID mark. However, the PDF 417 barcode uses the same symbology that is used on the 2D barcode in the MSL label.
The UID Mandate is also known as ....
IUID, UID Mandate, UII Requirement, Unique Item Identifier, Unique Item ID, Mil-Std-130N, Mil-Std-130M, MilStd130, DFARS CLAUSE: 252.211-7003, DoD Directive NUMBER 8320.03, DoD Instruction NUMBER 4151.19, DoD Instruction 8320.04, IUID Final Rule, DFARS 252.211-7007
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