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UID Code Labels for Department of Defense

Make Item Unique Identification Barcode Labels for the US Military with QuickLabel Printers

UID Labeling
UID Labels

If you need to know how to make a UID label for your products, QuickLabel can help.

Download Templates for UID labels

Click here to download a template to make UID labels

Pronto! Barcode Printer & NicelabelYou can print these UID formats on a Pronto! barcode printer using NiceLabel software.

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About UID Labeling

As of December 31, 2010, all contractors to the US Department of Defense will be required to apply a UID label to any “tangible” items they sell to the US military. Contractors who do not comply may have their product shipments returned or payment withheld.

Do I Need to Comply with UID Labeling Requirements?

Yes, if you are a vendor to the U.S. Department of Defense and have a clause in your contract referring to DFARS 252.211-7003, Item Identification and Valuation, DoD policy requires a UID label on products where:

  • Product cost is $5,000 or more
  • Product is managed by serial number
  • Product is considered “mission-critical”
  • Product is part of controlled inventory
  • Product is a material or consumable that requires permanent identification

This UID label requirement is known as MIL-STD-130N. The Item Unique Identification (IUID) label required by this standard is a label or tag with a Unique Item Identifier (UII) encoded in a 2D Data Matrix barcode as well as human readable product tracking information. This requirement applies to all finished products sold to the US Department of Defense as well as to all “embedded assets” within these products.

The Unique Item Identifier (UII) on each UID label is scanned and its information is stored in a central data bank maintained by the Department of Defense (DoD) called the IUID Registry. The DoD uses the IUID Registry to store and maintain information about all DoD purchased products, including manufacturer name, origin, serial number, price, repair history, and item location for optimal inventory management.

The UID label must remain permanently affixed to the product throughout its lifetime.

QuickLabel Pronto! Barcode Printers can make IUID code labels and tags. In addition to the printer and labeling software necessary to produce IUID codes, QuickLabel offers the IUID synthetic label and tag materials that will survive abrasion and long-term use throughout the life of the product.