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OMRB’s Memorandum Implements President Biden’s Made in America Executive Order

By on June 15, 2021 | Posted in Buy American Act

On June 11, 2021, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Acting Director Shalanda Young issued a memorandum to heads of executive departments and agencies providing initial guidance regarding the Made in America Office’s (MIAO) implementation of President Biden’s January 25th executive order (EO).  The purpose of the memorandum is […]

ICYMI: Buy American under President Biden: What Construction and Supply Contractors Need to Know Now!

By on June 10, 2021 | Posted in Buy American Act

In case you missed the webinar, President Biden’s New Direction for Government Contracting, you can access the slides here. About this webinar: President Biden emphasizes his administration’s commitment to strengthening Buy American requirements. Given the administration’s intent for stricter enforcement of domestic preference requirements, government contractors need to know these requirements, […]

Free Webinar – Buy American under President Biden: What Construction and Supply Contractors Need to Know Now!

By on May 13, 2021 | Posted in Buy American Act

Join Oles Morrison Partners Howard Roth on June 9th as they present “Buy American under President Biden: What Construction and Supply Contractors Need to Know Now!” President Biden emphasizes his administration’s commitment to strengthening Buy American requirements. Given the administration’s intent for stricter enforcement of domestic preference requirements, government contractors need […]

Tougher Buy American Rules: Trump’s Final Rule Passes By Biden EO in the Night

By on February 18, 2021 | Posted in Buy American Act

A new, much tougher Buy American final rule soon applies to new solicitations issued by the Government.  The final rule implements former President Trump’s “Maximizing Use of America-Made Goods, Products, and Materials” Executive Order (EO).  Previously we reported on the January 22, 2021 Biden EO, “Buy American Executive Order Doubles […]

New Buy American Act Executive Order Ups the Ante on Domestic Preferences – What Construction Contractors Should Know

By on July 24, 2019 | Posted in Buy American Act

As anticipated, the Trump Administration has continued to build on its emphasis for domestic preference requirements on projects that are subject to the Buy American Act – both for projects that are directly funded by the federal government, or pursuant to the Administration’s January 31, 2019 Executive Order, “Strengthening Buy American Preferences for Infrastructure Projects,” potentially also to projects that are indirectly funded by the government.   The Administration’s latest efforts in this area have come in the form of a July 15, 2019 Executive Order, “Maximizing Use of American-Made, Goods, Products, and Materials.”  While this most recent Executive Order on this subject contains a number of proposed changes, which will need to be implemented through regulations, it proposes two changes that may have significant ramifications for the construction industry.  This alert summarizes the key considerations for construction contractors.

President Trump Expands Buy American Act – Another Wrench in the Works?

By on February 1, 2019 | Posted in Buy American Act

While domestic preference requirements in federal procurements, namely the Buy America and Buy American Acts, are not new their increased emphasis are.  As has been well publicized, a central focus of the Trump Administration has been to encourage and increase the use of domestically sourced products and materials in connection […]

Howard W. Roth Quoted in L.A. Times Article on Proposed “Buy American” Provisions in NAFTA

By on August 31, 2017 | Posted in Buy American Act

Oles Morrison attorney Howard W. Roth commented to the L.A. Times on proposed “Buy American” provisions in NAFTA. Howard explained that while proponents for “Buy American” cite a Government Accountability Office review stating that the U.S. has available twice as much government procurement to foreign companies, a lot of other countries just […]

Federal Government Contracts: How to Navigate in the New Administration – Seminar/Webinar – Nov. 16, 2017

By on August 23, 2017 | Posted in Bid Protests

With every new administration, there is both great uncertainty and opportunity in federal government contracting. To help you navigate the rough seas of doing business with the federal government in this new administration, we have assembled nationally recognized practitioners who will cover topics relevant to government contractors large and small, novice […]

President Trump Puts Buy America and Buy American Acts in the Spotlight – What Contractors Need to Know

By on March 13, 2017 | Posted in Buy American Act

In these early days of Donald Trump’s administration, domestic sourcing requirements are receiving heightened focus.  President Trump’s Jan. 24, 2017, “Presidential Memorandum Regarding Construction of American Pipelines” asks the Secretary of Commerce to “develop a plan under which all new pipelines . . . inside the borders of the United […]