President Biden’s Buy America degree calls for products purchased by the federal government to include American-produced content. Legal expert Casey McKinnon, of Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC, has advise for contractors on what this may mean for construction equipment that “consists wholly or predominantly” of iron and/or steel.
McKinnon posted a flowchart that will help contractors to determine whether a product or material is “domestic” under the revised FAR provisions.
“These changes are likely to result in confusion in the days ahead as contractors navigate the new Buy American requirements,” McKinnon wrote. “Compliance will be made all the more difficult by additional changes proposed by the Biden administration.”