President Biden signed an executive order (EO) on January 25, 2021, titled “Ensuring the Future Is Made in All of America by All of America’s Workers.” Referring broadly to all statutes, regulations, rules, and executive orders that relate to Buy America, Buy American, or domestic sourcing requirements as “Made in America Laws,” the EO expresses the new administration’s policy that the U.S. government should maximize the use of domestic products and services and “should, whenever possible, procure goods, products, materials, and services from sources that will help American businesses compete in strategic industries and help America’s workers thrive.” This new EO was issued just days after the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council finalized a rule to increase the Buy American Act (BAA) domestic content requirements.
Join Jackie Unger and Anna Sullivan, attorneys in PilieroMazza’s Government Contracts Group, as they discuss key updates on domestic sourcing requirements and their implications for government contractors. Their conversation will cover:
- general requirements of the BAA and other “Made in America Laws”;
- relevant FAR clauses and certifications;
- practical tips and strategies for compliance; and
- potential changes under the Biden Administration.