Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) Change Notice 20031010 – Unique Item Identification and Valuation


DoD published an interim DFARS rule in the Federal Register on October 10, 2003, to add policy on item identification and valuation. 


Interim Rule:


Unique Item Identification and Valuation(DFARS Case 2003-D081)


The rule requires contractors to uniquely identify, through the use of item identification marking, all items to be delivered to the Government.  The rule also adds requirements for contracts to provide for identification of the Government’s acquisition cost of items that are built or acquired by a contractor during contract performance and subsequently delivered to the Government.  This rule applies to all solicitations issued on or after January 1, 2004, and will be incorporated into the DFARS on that date. 


The Federal Register notice for this rule is available here.  The notice solicits public comments, which are due by November 10, 2003.


A Microsoft Word format document showing all additions and deletions made by this rule is here.