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DFARS 252.225-7000 Buy American--Balance of Payments Program Certificate. Basic (Nov 2014)

As prescribed in 225.1101(1) and (1)(i), (1), use the basic or the alternate of the provision at 252.225-7000, Buy American—Balance of Payments Program Certificate, instead of the provision at FAR 52.225-2, Buy American Certificate, in any solicitation, including solicitations using FAR part 12 procedures for the acquisition of commercial items, that includes the basic or the alternate of the clause at 252.225-7001, Buy American and Balance of Payments Program. If the solicitation includes the provision at FAR 52.204-7, do not separately list the provision 252.225-7000 in the solicitation.


      (a)  Definitions. “Commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) item,” “component,” “domestic end product,” “foreign end product,” “qualifying country,” “qualifying country end product,” and “United States,” as used in this provision, have the meanings given in the Buy American and Balance of Payments Program—Basic clause of this solicitation.

      (b)  Evaluation.  The Government—

              (1)  Will evaluate offers in accordance with the policies and procedures of Part 225 of the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; and

              (2)  Will evaluate offers of qualifying country end products without regard to the restrictions of the Buy American statute or the Balance of Payments Program.

      (c)  Certifications and identification of country of origin.

              (1)  For all line items subject to the Buy American and Balance of Payments Program—Basic clause of this solicitation, the offeror certifies that—

                    (i)  Each end product, except those listed in paragraphs (c)(2) or (3) of this provision, is a domestic end product; and

                    (ii)  For end products other than COTS items, components of unknown origin are considered to have been mined, produced, or manufactured outside the United States or a qualifying country.

              (2)  The offeror certifies that the following end products are qualifying country end products:

Line Item Number


Country of Origin











      (3)  The following end products are other foreign end products, including end products manufactured in the United States that do not qualify as domestic end products, i.e., an end product that is not a COTS item and does not meet the component test in paragraph (ii) of the definition of “domestic end product”:

Line Item Number


Country of Origin (If known)










(End of provision)


Prime’s Interest;
Contracts ✖   DFARS 212.301 ( clause) ✔ 
⚠ =252.225-7001 Basic ⚠ =252.225-7001 Alt I ✔ >52.225-2 Basic ⚠ <>52.204-7 Basic ⚠ <>52.204-7 Alt I


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