I have a 2009 contract set of Multicam and the evidence suggested it was one of the first, if not the first, production run of the uniform. The trials didn't take place until mid/late 2009 either. However, today I received an unissued jacket which has a 2008 contract date. It's made by American Apparel, has what looks to be a legitimate contract number, and is marked "authorized by the Program Executive Office Soldier".
Since this is well ahead of the 2009 law requiring the Army to evaluate a replacement for UCP, could it be this was made explicitly for Special Forces? AFAIK they were the only US forces wearing this stuff in 2008.
Is this an example of an existing contract, awarded for UCP, being switched over to Multicam? To me this seems the more logical explanation.