|Benefits of UID:|
| UID is a Department of Defense program that will enable easy access to information about DoD possessions that will make acquisition, repair, and deployment of items faster and more efficient.
What is UID?
UID is a new, globally unique "part identifier" containing data elements used to track DoD parts through their life cycle. UID Data is encoded into Data Matrix symbols that are applied to parts using Direct Part Marking processes (DPM). The DoD has moved to this transformation technology to facilitate electronic data capture and transmission.
UID (DFAR 252.211-7003) is a mandatory DoD requirement for all solicitations issued on or after Jan. 1, 2004 .
According to The DoD Guide to UID (click to download), all vendors must apply Data Matrix symbols to items in the following categories.
Why do you need to be UID Compliant?
The UID mandate has set requirements for all property and items owned by the Department of Defense (DoD) or in contract with the DoD to be identified with a unique serialized identification number. This identification number is required to meet MIL-STD-130M standards. UID pertains to all government property in the possession of contractors which is to be delivered to the DoD. Essentially, it is necessary for suppliers who deliver to the DoD to be UID Compliant.