(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this subsection, radio frequency identification (RFID), in the form of a passive RFID tag, is required for cases and palletized unit loads packaging levels and any additional consolidation level(s) deemed necessary by the requiring activity for shipments of items that—
(1) Contain items in any of the following classes of supply, as defined in DoD Manual 4140.01, Volume 6, DoD Supply Chain Materiel Management Procedures: Material Returns, Retention, and Disposition:
(i) Subclass of Class I – Packaged operational rations.
(ii) Class II – Clothing, individual equipment, tentage, organizational tool kits, hand tools, and administrative and housekeeping supplies and equipment.
(iii) Class IIIP – Packaged petroleum, lubricants, oils, preservatives, chemicals, and additives.
(iv) Class IV – Construction and barrier materials.
(v) Class VI – Personal demand items (non-military sales items).
(vi) Subclass of Class VIII – Medical materials (excluding pharmaceuticals, biologicals, and reagents – suppliers should limit the mixing of excluded and non-excluded materials).
(vii) 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
(2) Will be shipped to one of the locations listed at https://www.acq.osd.mil/log/sci/RFID_ship-to-locations.html or to—
(i) A location outside the contiguous United States when the shipment has been assigned Transportation Priority 1; or
(ii) Any additional location(s) deemed necessary by the requiring activity.
(b) The following are excluded from the requirements of paragraph (a) of this subsection:
(1) Shipments of bulk commodities.
(2) Shipments to locations other than Defense Distribution Depots when the contract includes the clause at FAR 52.213-1, Fast Payment Procedures.