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Biden Administration Proposes Stricter Buy American Act Requirements

Biden Administration Proposes Stricter Buy American Act Requirements

August 27, 2021 at 11:02 AM - Federal Acquisition Regulations,

On July 30, 2021, the Biden Administration issued a proposed amendment to the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), the comprehensive and overarching regulatory framework for federal government contracts, in support of President Biden’s Executive Order 14005 issued on January 25, 2001 (“Executive Order”). The objective of the Executive Order – aptly entitled “Ensuring the Future is Made in America by All of America’s Workers” - is to “maximize the use of goods, products, and materials produced in, and services offered in, the United States.” The proposed amendment to the FAR (“FAR Amendment”) is intended to bolster this policy objective, as well as support the fulfillment of Biden’s promise to strengthen the nation’s manufacturing base.

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