Unique Item Identification (UID) UID is . . . the set of data for tangible assets that is globally unique and unambiguous, ensures data integrity and data quality throughout life, and supports multi-faceted business applications and users.
A new or revised DID will be added to the contract through the CDRL (DD 1423) to obtain a report listing the UIDs for subassemblies, components, and parts embedded within an end-item at the time of delivery.
Once delivered, the UID and valuation remain the same for the life of the end-item. UIDs cannot be reused, even if the item is destroyed.
Contractors to provide UID for all items delivered to DoD
With an acquisition cost of $5,000 or more
With an acquisition cost less than $5,000 when determined necessary by the requiring activity for serially managed, mission essential or controlled inventory equipment, repairable items or consumable items/material and subassemblies, components and parts embedded within an item
For each item that requires UID, in addition to the information provided as part of the Material Inspection and Receiving Report specified elsewhere in the contract, the Contractor shall report at the time of delivery, either as part of, or associated with, the Material Inspection and Receiving Report, the following information:
(1) Unique item identifier; or DoD recognized unique identification equivalent.