Tips for Military Packaging Newcomers

When you first start dealing with the Government and their packaging requirements it’s natural to feel overwhelmed. To help you alleviate that stress, I’ve complied some tips to help you understand the straight and narrow path of military packaging. The items listed below will help new Government contractors get acquainted with military packaging requirements. The military’s procedures are backed with years of accumulated understanding, which can be challenging for newcomers.

Required Documents for Military Packaging

Throughout the year’s military leaders in the United States have seen the need for thorough packaging standards that are cost-effective and protect equipment, assert combat readiness and ensure superior performance among all shipments. Listed below are the documents you will need to get started with federal contracts:

Basic Military Packaging Standards- documents you need to get started.

MIL-STD-2073– This outlines the standard processes for the development and documentation of military packaging, as distinct from commercial packaging.

MIL-STD-129R– This standard provides the minimum requirements for military marking for shipment and storage.

*Provisioning & Clauses-includes Master Solicitations- It is important to familiarize yourself with these documents.

*Troop Support Provisioning & Clauses- Review Contracting Data.

*Aviation Provisioning & Clauses-Review Contracting Data

Packaging Library- This helps if you’re having problems with ASSIST Quick Search, you can access our MIL-Spec Documents Library


Training for yourself and your staff is the key to success when you first acquire a contract. MAC Packaging offers training through our consulting services, which can help clients that are new to the industry understand and become aware of all the costs and expenses associated with a government contract. There are also Military Schools that offer packaging courses for contractors, and some universities offer Packaging Engineering degrees.

What to do After You’ve Been Awarded a Government Contract

After 40 years in the industry I highly recommend contacting us to help you get started. We will help you analyze and evaluate what is needed to ensure a profitable contract. You can utilize our packaging and shipping services, or we can train your staff and teach you how to establish a packaging program at your facility. During the time that your acquiring training and establishing a good quality packaging program, you can rely on MAC Packaging to fulfill your contract’s needs.

Utilize Our Network Throughout the Process

The bidding process is where everything starts. We assist new and existing clients in the acquisition of government contract work. Knowledge of the process helps to avoid hidden costs and ensure profitability. Our clients often utilize our network of packaging and shipping relationships to lower their costs. This is something we provide for you or we can teach you how to do it yourself. After delivering your product safely and on-time, we also help you receive quick payment of your invoices.

Let Us Help You Create Your Own Opportunities

Because packaging and shipping anything to the federal government can be a complicated process, we try to help by providing information to help you accomplish this. We will explain what products and services we think you need, and what the time frame and cost is for our service. This process has turned into many long-lasting business partnerships, where clients utilize our global shipping networks to satisfy their current needs so they can focus on future contracting opportunities.

We’re Ready to Help You Get Started

Over the past 40 years we’ve packaged and shipped just about everything. We use this knowledge to provide solutions that work and save you money. Let’s talk and explore ideas to see where and how we can help. We help both large and small businesses and seek to provide the best solution for your needs. We provide nationwide service, so call us today at 480-820-0017 or fill out the contact form to get your contract started in the right direction.

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