DFARS 252.211-7006 Passive Radio Frequency Identification. Basic (Dec 2019) (Current)

As prescribed in 211.275-3, use the clause at 252.211-7006, Passive Radio Frequency Identification, in solicitations  and contracts, including solicitations and contracts using FAR part 12 procedures for the acquisition of commercial items, that will require shipment  of items meeting the criteria at 211.275-2, and complete paragraph (b)(1)(ii) of the clause as appropriate.


      (a)  Definitions.  As used in this clause—

“Advance shipment notice” means an electronic notification used to list the contents of a shipment of goods as well as additional information relating to the shipment, such as passive radio frequency identification (RFID) or item unique identification (IUID) information, order information, product description, physical characteristics, type of packaging, marking, carrier information, and configuration of goods within the transportation equipment.

“Bulk commodities” means the following commodities, when shipped in rail tank cars, tanker trucks, trailers, other bulk wheeled conveyances, or pipelines:

              (1)  Sand.

              (2)  Gravel.

              (3)  Bulk liquids (water, chemicals, or petroleum products).

              (4)  Ready-mix concrete or similar construction materials.

              (5)  Coal or combustibles such as firewood.

              (6)  Agricultural products such as seeds, grains, or animal feed.

“Case” means either a MIL-STD-129 defined exterior container within a palletized unit load or a MIL-STD-129 defined individual shipping container.

“Electronic Product Code™ (EPC)” means an identification scheme for universally identifying physical objects via RFID tags and other means.  The standardized EPC data consists of an EPC (or EPC identifier) that uniquely identifies an individual object, as well as an optional filter value when judged to be necessary to enable effective and efficient reading of the EPC tags.  In addition to this standardized data, certain classes of EPC tags will allow user-defined data.  The EPC Tag Data Standards will define the length and position of this data, without defining its content.

“EPCglobal®” means a subscriber-driven organization comprised of industry leaders and organizations focused on creating global standards for the adoption of passive RFID technology.

“Exterior container” means a MIL-STD-129 defined container, bundle, or assembly that is sufficient by reason of material, design, and construction to protect unit packs and intermediate containers and their contents during shipment and storage. It can be a unit pack or a container with a combination of unit packs or intermediate containers. An exterior container may or may not be used as a shipping container.

“Palletized unit load” means a MIL-STD-129 defined quantity of items, packed or unpacked, arranged on a pallet in a specified manner and secured, strapped, or fastened on the pallet so that the whole palletized load is handled as a single unit.  A palletized or skidded load is not considered to be a shipping container.  A loaded 463L System pallet is not considered to be a palletized unit load.  Refer to the Defense Transportation Regulation, DoD 4500.9-R, Part II, Chapter 203, for marking of 463L System pallets.

“Passive RFID tag” means a tag that reflects energy from the reader/interrogator or that receives and temporarily stores a small amount of energy from the reader/interrogator signal in order to generate the tag response. The only acceptable tags are EPC Class 1 passive RFID tags that meet the EPCglobal™ Class 1 Generation 2 standard. 

“Radio frequency identification (RFID)” means an automatic identification and data capture technology comprising one or more reader/interrogators and one or more radio frequency transponders in which data transfer is achieved by means of suitably modulated inductive or radiating electromagnetic carriers.

“Shipping container” means a MIL-STD-129 defined exterior container that meets carrier regulations and is of sufficient strength, by reason of material, design, and construction, to be shipped safely without further packing (e.g., wooden boxes or crates, fiber and metal drums, and corrugated and solid fiberboard boxes).

      (b)(1)  Except as provided in paragraph (b)(2) of this clause, the Contractor shall affix passive RFID tags, at the case- and palletized-unit-load packaging levels, for shipments of items that—

                     (i)  Are in any of the following classes of supply, as defined in DoD Manual 4140.01, Volume 6, DoD Supply Chain Materiel Management Procedures: Materiel Returns, Retention, and Disposition:

             (A)  Subclass of Class I – Packaged operational rations.

             (B)  Class II – Clothing, individual equipment, tentage, organizational tool kits, hand tools, and administrative and housekeeping supplies and equipment.

             (C)  Class IIIP – Packaged petroleum, lubricants, oils, preservatives, chemicals, and additives.

             (D)  Class IV – Construction and barrier materials.

             (E)  Class VI – Personal demand items (non-military sales items).    

             (F)  Subclass of Class VIII – Medical materials (excluding pharmaceuticals, biologicals, and reagents – suppliers should limit the mixing of excluded and non-excluded materials).

             (G)  Class IX – Repair parts and components including kits, assemblies and subassemblies, reparable and consumable items required for maintenance support of all equipment, excluding medical-peculiar repair parts; and

     (ii)  Are being shipped to one of the locations listed at https://www.acq.osd.mil/log/sci/RFID_ship-to-locations.html or to— 

             (A)  A location outside the contiguous United States when the shipment has been assigned Transportation Priority 1, or to—

             (B)  The following location(s) deemed necessary by the requiring activity:

Contract Line, Subline, or Exhibit Line Item Number 

  Location Name



















          (2)  The following are excluded from the requirements of paragraph (b)(1) of this clause:

               (i)  Shipments of bulk commodities.

               (ii)  Shipments to locations other than Defense Distribution Depots when the contract includes the clause at FAR 52.213-1, Fast Payment Procedures.

      (c)  The Contractor shall—

              (1)  Ensure that the data encoded on each passive RFID tag are globally unique (i.e., the tag ID is never repeated across two or more RFID tags and conforms to the requirements in paragraph (d) of this clause;

              (2)  Use passive tags that are readable; and

              (3)  Ensure that the passive tag is affixed at the appropriate location on the specific level of packaging, in accordance with MIL-STD-129 (Section 4.9.2) tag placement specifications.

      (d)  Data syntax and standards.  The Contractor shall encode an approved RFID tag using the instructions provided in the EPC™ Tag Data Standards in effect at the time of contract award.  The EPC™ Tag Data Standards are available at http://www.gs1.org/epc-rfid.

              (1)  If the Contractor is an EPCglobal™ subscriber and possesses a unique EPC™ company prefix, the Contractor may use any of the identifiers and encoding instructions described in the most recent EPC™ Tag Data Standards document to encode tags.

              (2)  If the Contractor chooses to employ the DoD identifier, the Contractor shall use its previously assigned Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) code and shall encode the tags in accordance with the tag identifier details located in the DoD Suppliers' Passive RFID Information Guide at http://www.acq.osd.mil/log/sci/ait.html. If the Contractor uses a third-party packaging house to encode its tags, the CAGE code of the third-party packaging house is acceptable. 

              (3)  Regardless of the selected encoding scheme, the Contractor with which the Department holds the contract is responsible for ensuring that the tag ID encoded on each passive RFID tag is globally unique, per the requirements in paragraph (c)(1).

      (e)  Advance shipment notice.  The Contractor shall use Wide Area WorkFlow (WAWF), as required by DFARS 252.232-7003, Electronic Submission of Payment Requests, to electronically submit advance shipment notice(s) with the RFID tag ID(s) (specified in paragraph (d) of this clause) in advance of the shipment in accordance with the procedures at https://wawf.eb.mil/

(End of clause)



Services ✖   DFARS 212.301 (Applies when radio frequency identification (RFID), in the form of a passive RFID tag, is required.)

52.209-1 Qualification Requirements.

52.211-14 Notice of Priority Rating for National Defense, Emergency Preparedness, and Energy Program Use.

52.211-16 Variation in Quantity.

52.211-18 Variation in Estimated Quantity.

52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications—Commercial Products and Commercial Services.

52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders—Commercial Products and Commercial Services.

52.222-18 Certification Regarding Knowledge of Child Labor for Listed End Products.

52.223-3 Hazardous Material Identification and Material Safety Data.

52.225-1 Buy American-Supplies

52.225-11 Buy American-Construction Materials under Trade Agreements.

52.225-23 Required Use of American Iron, Steel, and Manufactured Goods-Buy American Statute-Construction Materials under Trade Agreements.

52.225-3 Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act.

52.225-5 Trade Agreements.

52.225-7 Waiver of Buy American Statute for Civil Aircraft and Related Articles.

52.225-8 Duty-Free Entry.

52.225-9 Buy American-Construction Materials.

52.227-19 Commercial Computer Software License.

52.227-20 Rights in Data-SBIR Program.

52.246-11 Higher-Level Contract Quality Requirement.

52.246-15 Certificate of Conformance.

52.247-36 F.a.s. Vessel, Port of Shipment.

52.247-37 F.o.b. Vessel, Port of Shipment.

52.247-38 F.o.b. Inland Carrier, Point of Exportation.

52.247-39 F.o.b. Inland Point, Country of Importation.

52.247-40 Ex Dock, Pier, or Warehouse, Port of Importation.

52.247-41 C.& f. Destination.

52.247-42 C.i.f. Destination.

52.247-43 F.o.b. Designated Air Carrier’s Terminal, Point of Exportation.

52.247-44 F.o.b. Designated Air Carrier’s Terminal, Point of Importation.

52.247-51 Evaluation of Export Offers.

52.204-24 Representation Regarding Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment.

52.204-25 Prohibition on Contracting for Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment

52.246-26 Reporting Nonconforming Items.

52.204-26 Covered Telecommunications Equipment or Services-Representation.

252.225-7053 Representation Regarding Prohibition on Use of Certain Energy Sourced from Inside the Russian Federation.

252.225-7054 Prohibition on Use of Certain Energy Sourced from Inside the Russian Federation.Federation.

252.225-7051 Prohibition on Acquisition of Certain Foreign Commercial Satellite Services.

252.225-7052 Restriction on the Acquisition of Certain Magnets, Tantalum, and Tungsten.

252.225-7055 Representation Regarding Business Operations with the Maduro Regime.

252.225-7056 Prohibition Regarding Business Operations with the Maduro Regime.

252.225-7017 Photovoltaic Devices.

252.225-7021 Trade Agreements.

252.225-7036 Buy American—Free Trade Agreements--Balance of Payments Program.

252.208-7000 Intent to Furnish Precious Metals as Government-Furnished Material.

252.213-7000 Notice to Prospective Suppliers on Use of Supplier Performance Risk System in Past Performance Evaluations.

252.217-7001 Surge Option.

252.217-7026 Identification of Sources of Supply.

252.225-7001 Buy American and Balance of Payments Program.

252.225-7013 Duty-Free Entry.

252.225-7018 Photovoltaic Devices—Certificate.

252.225-7038 Restriction on Acquisition of Air Circuit Breakers.

252.225-7044 Balance of Payments Program--Construction Material.

252.225-7045 Balance of Payments Program--Construction Material Under Trade Agreements.

252.229-7001 Tax Relief.

252.229-7002 Customs Exemptions (Germany).

252.235-7011 Final Scientific or Technical Report.

252.239-7017 Notice of Supply Chain Risk.

252.239-7018 Supply Chain Risk.

252.246-7007 Contractor Counterfeit Electronic Part Detection and Avoidance System.

1852.225-8 Duty-Free Entry of Space Articles.

1852.235-73 Final Scientific and Technical Reports.

1852.242-73 NASA Contractor Financial Management Reporting.

1852.245-73 Financial reporting of NASA property in the custody of contractors.

1852.246-71 Government Contract Quality Assurance.

1852.247-73 Bills of Lading.








5252.204-9501 National Stock Numbers (NAVAIR) (Mar 2007)

5252.247-9507 Packaging and Marking of Reports (NAVAIR)

5252.247-9508 Prohibited Packing Materials (NAVAIR)

5252.247-9509 Preservation, Packaging, Packing, and Marking (NAVAIR) (Jul 1998)

5252.247-9510 Preservation, Packaging, Packing, and Marking for Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Requirements (NAVAIR) (Oct 2005)

5252.247-9514 Technical Data Packing Instructions (NAVAIR)

3052.217-98 Delays (USCG).

5352.217-9000 Long Lead Limitation of Government Liability

5152.225-5914 Commodity Shipping Instructions

5152.236-5900 Electrical and Structural Building Standards for Construction Projects

5152.247-5900 Inbound/Outbound Cargo and Contractor Equipment Census

552.211-10 Commencement, Prosecution, and Completion of Work.

552.236-11 Use and Possession Prior to Completion.

552.236-15 Schedules for Construction Contracts.

552.236-21 Specifications and Drawings for Construction.

552.238-86 Delivery Schedule.

552.238-87 Delivery Prices.

552.238-89 Deliveries to the U.S. Postal Service.

552.238-90 Characteristics of Electric Current.

552.238-91 Marking and Documentation Requirements for Shipping.

552.238-92 Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) Program.

552.238-94 Accelerated Delivery Requirements.

552.238-95 Separate Charge for Performance Oriented Packaging (POP).

552.238-96 Separate Charge for Delivery within Consignee's Premises.

552.238-97 Parts and Service.

552.238-99 Delivery Prices Overseas.

552.238-100 Transshipments.

552.238-107 Export Traffic Release (Supplies).

552.238-108 Spare Parts Kit.

552.238-109 Authentication Supplies and Services.

552.238-110 Commercial Satellite Communication (COMSATCOM) Services.

552.238-111 Environmental Protection Agency Registration Requirement.

552.211-13 Time Extensions.

552.211-70 Substantial Completion.

552.211-73 Marking.

552.211-75 Preservation, Packaging and Packing.

552.211-76 Charges for Packaging, Packing, and Marking.

552.211-77 Packing List.

552.211-79 Acceptable Age of Supplies.

552.211-80 Age on Delivery.

552.211-81 Time of Shipment.

552.211-83 Availability for Inspection, Testing, and Shipment/Delivery.

552.211-85 Consistent Pack and Package Requirements.

552.211-86 Maximum Weight per Shipping Container.

552.211-87 Export Packing.

552.211-88 Vehicle Export Preparation.

552.211-89 Non-Manufactured Wood Packaging Material for Export.

552.211-90 Small Parts.

552.211-91 Vehicle Decals, Stickers, and Data Plates.

552.211-92 Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Using Passive Tags.

552.211-94 Time of Delivery.

552.242-70 Status Report of Orders and Shipments.

552.246-70 Source Inspection by Quality Approved Manufacturer.

552.246-71 Source Inspection by Government.

552.246-72 Final Inspection and Tests.

552.246-77 Additional Contract Warranty Provisions for Supplies of a Noncomplex Nature.

552.246-78 Inspection at Destination.

652.247-70 Notice of Shipments.

652.247-71 Shipping Instructions

752.247-70 Preference for privately owned U.S.-flag commercial vessels.

952.211-70 Priorities and allocations for energy programs (solicitations).

952.211-71 Priorities and allocations for energy programs (contracts).

1352.201-72 Contracting Officer's Representative (COR).

1352.208-70 Restrictions on printing and duplicating.

1352.216-71 Level of effort (cost-plus-fixed-fee, term contract).

1352.216-70 Estimated and allowable costs.

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