Administration stresses “Buy American” through revised procurement provisions


President Donald Trump issued an executive order strengthening Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council standards under the Buy American Act, which especially impacts heavy/civil or concrete contractors, along with precast or ready mixed producers, performing or supplying Federal Highway Administration-backed work. The latest in a series of orders supporting the Administration’s Buy American and Hire American initiatives directs federal agencies to consider tightening the preference requirements for Federal acquisitions and when foreign products can be used.

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