Federal Manager's Daily Report

GSA, DoD and NASA have finalized rules carrying out a  2019 Trump administration executive order expanding preferences for domestically produced goods, products and materials.

A notice in yesterday’s (January 19) Federal Register carries out provisions of the order increasing price preferences for domestic end products and construction material from 6 to 20 percent for large businesses and from 12 to 30 percent for small businesses.

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The order also increased the domestic content requirement for iron and steel end products to 95 percent and the domestic content requirement for everything else to 55 percent, the notice says.

The lengthy document makes numerous amendments to the Federal Acquisition Regulation to interpret those and other changes under the order, addressing matters such as definitions, special considerations for DoD procurements, evaluation of costs, and more.

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