FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CONTRACTORS FACE EVOLVING BUY AMERICAN REQUIREMENTS
Government contractors face important changes to the “Buy American” requirements under federal contracts. On January 19, 2021 the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council (FAR Council) issued its Final Rule, making key changes to Buy American Act requirements. These changes are set to go into effect for solicitations and resulting contracts on or after February 22, 2021.
Here is what you need to know about the new changes to the “Buy American” requirements:
What are the 3 key changes to the Buy American Requirements?
IF YOU HAVE A CONTRACT SUBJECT TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE BUY AMERICAN ACT, YOU NEED TO BE AWARE OF THE EVOLVING LANDSCAPE WITH RESPECT TO WHAT QUALIFIES AS DOMESTIC PRODUCTS UNDER THE ACT AND INTERPRETATIONS OF THE NEW PROVISIONS.
By Jane I. Milas, Garcia & Milas Managing Director
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Jane I. Milas is the Managing Director of Garcia & Milas Law Firm located in New Haven, CT. She regularly advises employers on employment issues impacting their businesses, as well as assists them in complying with federal, state, and local labor and employment laws. Ms. Milas has been ranked as a New England Super Lawyer for 10 years.