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Contract Opportunity
Date Originally Posted
Oct. 18, 2021, 9:17 a.m.
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61. PRESERVATION/PACKAGING, PACKING, MARKING and LABELING (July 2021): The Government may perform reviews and evaluations, at all places and times, as reasonably necessary to ascertain compliance with the intent of this provision. These reviews and evaluations will be conducted in a manner that will not unduly delay the contract work. The right of review, whether exercised or not, does not relieve the Contractor of the obligations under the contract. (a) All items subject to damage by Electro- Static Discharge (ESD), must be initially wrapped in direct contact with material conforming to MIL-PRF-81705E(1), Type III. ESD intermediate and exterior containers must be marked with the yellow and black ESD label IAW the current standard of MIL-STD-129R. Handling of items susceptible to damage by electrostatic discharges, will be performed IAW ANSI-ESD Standard S20.20 “Protection of Electrical and Electronic Parts, Assemblies and Equipment (Excluding Electrically Initiated Explosive Devices)”. A current and valid Product Data Sheet (PDS), must accompany each type of ESD sensitive material, which is more sensitive than what is protected by the use of ANSI-ESD Standard S20-20 handling methods. The data sheet must include the Human Body Model (HBM) and Charge Device Model (CDM) sensitivity levels for contractual fulfillment. (b) Packaging and marking for Hazardous materials must comply with applicable requirements for Performance Oriented Packaging contained in the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Dangerous Goods Regulations or the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG) and with Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 29, Title 40 and Title 49. A current and valid Safety Data Sheet (SDS) must accompany each type of dangerous goods or hazardous material being shipped for fulfillment. (c) All items must be individually packaged to the minimum requirements of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) D3951-15, unless otherwise specified in a contract, waiver, or is a purchase order direct shipment (excludes FAALC/CBP operating stock). Standard Practices for commercial packaging are encouraged unless it is shown that commercial packaging cannot provide adequate protection and preservation. Common hardware items must be packaged in multiple-unit pack quantities compatible with the Unit of Measure (UoM) or Quantity per Unit Pack (QUP). BULK QUANTITIES ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE. (d) Unless specifically exempted in the contract or solicitation, the following identification information must be marked using current standard of MIL-STD-129R. (e) Assemblies, modules and equipment must be marked with a serial number to serve as a unique identifier. (f) Labels must include the following specifications from MIL- STD-129R paragraphs: 5.1.1 Identification Marking Identification Barcode Marking ESD Unit Packs ESD Intermediate and Exterior Containers 5.13 Hazmat Marking and Labeling (g) Items received non-compliant with preservation, packaging, marking and labeling are subject to be returned at no cost to the government. The government will not repackage non-compliant ESD sensitive items. In the event of an urgent need, the FAA may exercise the following action: (1) The non-compliant packaged items will be retained and repackaged to meet specifications. (2) The FAA may deduct cost of non-compliance from the Purchase Order/Contract. (h) The following paragraph concerns only the FAA items that are shipped to a contractor for repair: The FAA will endeavor to ship all items in reusable containers. All items must be returned to the FAA in the same or equal containers (see c. and d. above). Instances where materiel is shipped in specialized containers (e.g.., plastic/fiberglass shipping cases, metal crates, etc.), that materiel must be returned in the original container. (i) Fabrication of Spools, Reels and Coils for cable cord and wire must comply with NEMA STANDARD WC 26-2008. Packaging must comply with MIL-DTL-12000K. Markings must comply with MIL-STD-129R. (j) Asset barcode Specification, if required by FAA contract, must be in conformance with the GS1 US Global Individual Asset Identifier (GIAI) standard. The FAA bar-code symbology standard is documented in the FAA Data Item Description (DID). Asset Identification Process and Procedure Guide, Asset Identification Contract Data Requirements List and Data Item Description (CDRL/DID) Copies of the ASTM can be obtained from: ASTM – website: email: Copies of MIL- STD-129R can be obtained from: MIL-STD-129R – website: Copies of 49 CFR Parts 100-185 can be obtained from: 49CFR – website: Copies of International Air Transport Association (IATA) can be obtained from: IATA – website: Copies of International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) can be obtained from: IMDG – website: Copies of NEMA STANDARD WC 26-2008 can be obtained from: NEMA – website: Copies of MIL- DTL-12000K can be obtained from: MIL-DTL-12000K – website: Copies of ANSI-ESD Standards can be obtained from: ESD Association – website: (Rev. E – 07/2021)