1 Packaging and Marking Guide For DoD. Defense Contract Management Agency April 2014. 1. FOREWORD. This Booklet has not been officially adopted by DoD. It is prepared as an informational Guide for familiarization purposes only and is not intended to take the place of contractual requirements, specifications or regulations. The information contained herein is derived from current government Packaging documents, pamphlets and technical manuals and is used for instructional purposes only. April 2014. Originally Compiled by Ted Hollanders, DCMA Packaging Specialist (Retired).
2 Revised & Updated by the DCMAO-LSP Packaging Group DISTRIBUTION UNLIMITED. CREDITS: SOME Packaging & PRESERVATION ILLUSTRATIONS. COURTESY OF STU CRYSEL, AMCPSCC, TOBYHANNA PA. 2. Locations of Packaging Requirements in Solicitations & Contracts Section A - Solicitation / Contract Form Section B - Supplies & Services Section C - Description/Specs/Statement of Work Section D - Packaging & Marking Section E - Inspection & Acceptance Section F - Deliveries or Performance Section I - Contract Clauses Section J - Attachments CID's (Commercial Item Descriptions).
3 military or Federal Specifications Aperture Cards & Drawings Special Packaging Instructions DLA Master Solicitations FAR & DFARS clauses Product Specifications military Standard Drawings (MS). Industry standards (ASTM's). Packaging Requirement Codes * Review entire contract/solicitation 3. HAZARDOUS MATERIALS. In addition to Contractual Requirements - MUST be Packaged in accordance with the appropriate Modal Regulation(s): Title 49 CFR for Land IMO/IMDG for Water ICAO/ IATA for Commercial Air AFMAN 24-204_IP* for military Air *INTERSERVICE: DLAI / TM 38-250 /.
4 NAVSUP PUB 505 / MCO Must be marked and labeled in accordance with the appropriate Modal Regulations and when specified, MIL-STD-129. In case of conflicting information, the appropriate Modal Regulation(s) take precedence. 4. ASTM D-3951. Standard Practice for Commercial Packaging (Latest Revision is ASTM D3951-10). Some items for which Packaging IAW ASTM D-3951 may be appropriate include but are not limited to: Items Intended for Immediate Use Items for fulfilment of Not-Mission Capable Supply Items Intended for Depot Consumption Shipped small parcel post (CONUS only), Not for Stock Designated as Direct Vendor Deliveries (CONUS only).
5 For shipments to DoD, the Marking shall be IAW MIL-STD-129 (ASTM D3951-10). The decision to utilize commercial Packaging is made by Packaging technical personnel at the Procuring (buying) activity prior to RFQ or solicitation. 5. MIL-STD-2073-1E. w/CHANGE 1. (7 January 2011). Standard Practice for military Packaging Applies to items for which military Packaging is required to meet operational demands. These items include, but are not limited to items: (a) Delivered during wartime for deployment with or sustainment to operational units. (b) Requiring reusable containers.
6 (c) Intended for delivery-at-sea. (d) Intended to enter the Defense Transportation and Distribution System and when storage is expected to exceed 6 months. APPENDICES. APPENDIX A - DEVELOPMENT OF military Packaging REQUIREMENTS. APPENDIX B - FACTORS & FORMULAE ESTABLISHING military Packaging QUP & ICQ. APPENDIX C - CONTAINERS. APPENDIX D - DEVELOPMENT OF military Packaging REQUIREMENTS FOR KITS (PARTS &. MODIFICATION). APPENDIX E - military Packaging DATA FORMS. APPENDIX F - military Packaging DESIGN VALIDATION PROVISIONS. APPENDIX G - QUALITY ASSURANCE PROVISIONS.
7 APPENDIX H - PROCEDURES FOR COMPLIANCE WITH CONTAINER DESIGN RETRIEVAL SYSTEM. (CDRS) REQUIREMENTS. APPENDIX J - military Packaging REQUIREMENT CODES. (Some contracts cite MIL-STD-2073-1D). 6. military Packaging military Packaging . A means of specifying the military preservation and packing that a given item requires to ensure that it is not degraded during shipment and storage. military Preservation. Application of materials and/or methods designed to protect an item during shipment, handling, indeterminate storage and distribution to consignees worldwide.
8 military Packing. Application of any exterior protective methods, materials, or devices to assure the integrity of the preserved item as follows: (next slide). 7. military Packing military Packing. Application of any exterior protective methods, materials, or devices to assure the integrity of the preserved item as follows: LEVEL A. Protection required to meet the most severe worldwide shipment, handling and storage conditions. A Level A pack must, in tandem with the applied method of preservation, be capable of protecting material from the effects of direct exposure to extremes of climate, terrain, and operational and transportation environments.
9 Examples of containers used for Level A packing requirements include, but are not limited to, overseas type wood boxes, and plastic and metal reusable containers. LEVEL B. Protection required to meet moderate worldwide shipment, handling and storage A Level B pack must, in tandem with the applied preservation, be capable of protecting material not directly exposed to extremes of climate, terrain, and operational and transportation environments. Examples of containers used for Level B packing requirements include, but are not limited to, domestic wood crates, weather-resistant fiberboard containers, fast pack containers, weather-resistant fiber drums, and weather-resistant paper and multi-wall shipping sacks.
10 Minimal packing requirements. When anticipated logistics paths indicate that items requiring military preservation, as outlined in this standard, will not be exposed to shipping environments more severe than those normally encountered in the commercial distribution system, military packing requirements need not be implemented. Acceptable minimal packing requirements for shipments of this nature are listed in table J-IXb. 8. FIVE BASIC METHODS. OF military PRESERVATION. Method 10 - Physical protection Method 20 - Preservative coating only Method 30 - Waterproof protection Method 40 - Watervaporproof protection Method 50 - Watervaporproof protection with desiccant Protection from physical damage and mechanical malfunction is required for all methods of preservation When methods require chipboard or fiberboard containers within the bag, the corners and edges of the containers shall be blunted When a transparent unit pack is specified.