FAR 52.225-23 Required Use of American Iron, Steel, and Manufactured Goods-Buy American Statute-Construction Materials under Trade Agreements. Basic (Oct 2019)

As prescribed in 25.1102(e),  

    (1) When using funds appropriated under the Recovery Act for construction, use provisions and clauses 52.225-21, 52.225-22, 52.225-23, or 52.225-24(with appropriate Alternates) in lieu of the provisions and clauses 52.225-9, 52.225-10, 52.225-11, or 52.225-12(with appropriate Alternates), respectively, that would be applicable as prescribed in paragraphs (a) through (d) of this section if Recovery Act funds were not used.

    (2) If these Recovery Act provisions and clauses are only applicable to a project consisting of certain line items in the contract, identify in the schedule the line items to which the provisions and clauses apply.

    (3) When using clause 52.225-23, list foreign construction material in paragraph (b)(3) of the clause as follows:

            (i) Basic clause. List all foreign construction materials excepted from the Buy American statute or section 1605 of the Recovery Act, other than manufactured construction material from a Recovery Act designated country or unmanufactured construction material from a designated country.

            (ii) Alternate I. List in paragraph (b)(3) of the clause all foreign construction material excepted from the Buy American statute or section 1605 of the Recovery Act, other than-

                     (A) Manufactured construction material from a Recovery Act designated country other than Bahrain, Mexico, or Oman; or

                     (B) Unmanufactured construction material from a designated country other than Bahrain, Mexico, or Oman.
 

Required Use of American Iron, Steel, and Manufactured Goods-Buy American Statute-Construction Materials under Trade Agreements (Oct 2019)

(a) Definitions. As used in this clause—

“Component” means an article, material, or supply incorporated directly into a construction material.

“Construction material” means an article, material, or supply brought to the construction site by the Contractor or subcontractor for incorporation into the building or work. The term also includes an item brought to the site preassembled from articles, materials, or supplies. However, emergency lifes afety systems, such as emergency lighting, fire alarm, and audio evacuation systems, that are discrete systems incorporated into a public building or work and that are produced as complete systems, are evaluated as a single and distinct construction material regardless of when or how the individual parts or components of those systems are delivered to the construction site.

“Designated country” means any of the following countries:

   (1) A World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement (WTO GPA) country (Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea (Republic of), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Ukraine, or United Kingdom);

   (2) A Free Trade Agreement (FTA) country (Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Korea (Republic of), Mexico, Morocco, Nicaragua, Oman, Panama, Peru, or Singapore);

   (3) A least developed country (Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kiribati, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Yemen, or Zambia); or

   (4) A Caribbean Basin country (Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, Curacao, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saba, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sint Eustatius, Sint Maarten, or Trinidad and Tobago).

“Designated country construction material” means a construction material that is a WTO GPA country construction material, an FTA country construction material, a least developed country construction material, or a Caribbean Basin country construction material.

“Domestic construction material” means the following:

   (1) An unmanufactured construction material mined or produced in the United States. (The Buy American statute applies.)

   (2) A manufactured construction material that is manufactured in the United States and, if the construction material consists wholly or predominantly of iron or steel, the iron or steel was produced in the United States. (Section 1605 of the Recovery Act applies.)

“Foreign construction material” means a construction material other than a domestic construction material.

“Free trade agreement (FTA) country construction material” means a construction material that-

   (1) Is wholly the growth, product, or manufacture of an FTA country; or

   (2) In the case of a construction material that consists in whole or in part of materials from another country, has been substantially transformed in an FTA country into a new and different construction material distinct from the materials from which it was transformed.

“Least developed country construction material” means a construction material that-

   (1) Is wholly the growth, product, or manufacture of a least developed country; or

   (2) In the case of a construction material that consists in whole or in part of materials from another country, has been substantially transformed in a least developed country into a new and different construction material distinct from the materials from which it was transformed.

“Manufactured construction material” means any construction material that is not unmanufactured construction material.

“Nondesignated country” means a country other than the United States or a designated country.

“Recovery Act designated country” means any of the following countries:

   (1) A World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement (WTO GPA) country (Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea (Republic of), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Ukraine, or United Kingdom);

   (2) A Free Trade Agreement country (FTA) (Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Korea (Republic of), Mexico, Morocco, Nicaragua, Oman, Panama, Peru, or Singapore); or

   (3) A least developed country (Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kiribati, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Yemen, or Zambia).

“Recovery Act designated country construction material” means a construction material that is a WTO GPA country construction material, an FTA country construction material, or a least developed country construction material.

“Steel” means an alloy that includes at least 50 percent iron, between .02 and 2 percent carbon, and may include other elements.

“United States” means the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and outlying areas.

“Unmanufactured construction material” means raw material brought to the construction site for incorporation into the building or work that has not been-

   (1) Processed into a specific form and shape; or

   (2) Combined with other raw material to create a material that has different properties than the properties of the individual raw materials.

“WTO GPA country construction material” means a construction material that-

   (1) Is wholly the growth, product, or manufacture of a WTO GPA country; or

   (2) In the case of a construction material that consists in whole or in part of materials from another country, has been substantially transformed in a WTO GPA country into a new and different construction material distinct from the materials from which it was transformed.

(b) Construction materials.

   (1) The Contracting Officer may add other construction material to the list in paragraph (b)(3) of this clause if the Government determines that-

      (i) Section 1605 of the Recovery Act by requiring, unless an exception applies, that all manufactured construction material in the project is manufactured in the United States and, if the construction material consists wholly or predominantly of iron or steel, the iron or steel was produced in the United States (produced in the United States means that all manufacturing processes of the iron or steel must take place in the United States, except metallurgical processes involving refinement of steel additives); and.

      (ii) The Buy American statute by providing a preference for unmanufactured construction material mined or produced in the United States over unmanufactured construction material mined or produced in a nondesignated country.

   (2) The Contractor shall use only domestic construction material, Recovery Act designated country manufactured construction material, or designated country unmanufactured construction material in performing this contract, except as provided in paragraphs (b)(3) and (b)(4) of this clause.

   (3) The requirement in paragraph (b)(2) of this clause does not apply to the construction materials or components listed by the Government as follows:

[Contracting Officer to list applicable excepted materials or indicate “none”.]

   (4) The Contracting Officer may add other construction material to the list in paragraph (b)(3) of this clause if the Government determines that-

      (i) The cost of domestic construction material would be unreasonable;

         (A) The cost of domestic manufactured construction material is unreasonable when the cumulative cost of such material, when compared to the cost of comparable foreign manufactured construction material, other than Recovery Act designated country construction material, will increase the overall cost of the contract by more than 25 percent;

        (B) The cost of domestic unmanufactured construction material is unreasonable when the cost of such material exceeds the cost of comparable foreign unmanufactured construction material, other than designated country construction material, by more than 6 percent;

    (ii) The construction material is not mined, produced, or manufactured in the United States in sufficient and reasonably available commercial quantities of a satisfactory quality; or

    (iii) The application of the restriction of section 1605 of the Recovery Act to a particular manufactured construction material would be inconsistent with the public interest or the application of the Buy American statute to a particular unmanufactured construction material would be impracticable or inconsistent with the public interest.

(c) Request for determination of inapplicability of section 1605 of the Recovery Act or the Buy American statute.

   (1)

      (i) Any Contractor request to use foreign construction material in accordance with paragraph (b)(4) of this clause shall include adequate information for Government evaluation of the request, including-

         (A) A description of the foreign and domestic construction materials;

         (B) Unit of measure;

         (C) Quantity;

         (D) Cost;

         (E) Time of delivery or availability;

        (F) Location of the construction project;

        (G) Name and address of the proposed supplier; and

        (H) A detailed justification of the reason for use of foreign construction materials cited in accordance with paragraph (b)(4) of this clause.

      (ii) A request based on unreasonable cost shall include a reasonable survey of the market and a completed cost comparison table in the format in paragraph (d) of this clause.

      (iii) The cost of construction material shall include all delivery costs to the construction site and any applicable duty.

      (iv) Any Contractor request for a determination submitted after contract award shall explain why the Contractor could not reasonably foresee the need for such determination and could not have requested the determination before contract award. If the Contractor does not submit a satisfactory explanation, the Contracting Officer need not make a determination.

   (2) If the Government determines after contract award that an exception to section 1605 of the Recovery Act or the Buy American statute applies and the Contracting Officer and the Contractor negotiate adequate consideration, the Contracting Officer will modify the contract to allow use of the foreign construction material. However, when the basis for the exception is the unreasonable cost of a domestic construction material, adequate consideration is not less than the differential established in paragraph (b)(4)(i) of this clause.

   (3) Unless the Government determines that an exception to section 1605 of the Recovery Act or the Buy American statute applies, use of foreign construction material other than manufactured construction material from a Recovery Act designated country or unmanufactured construction material from a designated country is noncompliant with the applicable statute.

(d) Data. To permit evaluation of requests under paragraph (c) of this clause based on unreasonable cost, the Contractor shall include the following information and any applicable supporting data based on the survey of suppliers:

Foreign (Nondesignated Country) and Domestic Construction Materials Cost Comparison

Construction Material Description

Unit of Measure

Quantity

Cost (Dollars)*

Item 1:

     

Foreign construction material

________

________

________

Domestic construction material

________

________

________

       

Item 2:

     

Foreign construction material

________

________

________

Domestic construction material

________

________

________

       

[List name, address, telephone number, and contact for suppliers surveyed. Attach copy of response; if oral, attach summary.]

[Include other applicable supporting information.]

[* Include all delivery costs to the construction site.]

(End of clause)
 

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52.209-1 Qualification Requirements.

52.211-14 Notice of Priority Rating for National Defense, Emergency Preparedness, and Energy Program Use.

52.211-16 Variation in Quantity.

52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications—Commercial Items.

52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders—Commercial Items.

52.222-18 Certification Regarding Knowledge of Child Labor for Listed End Products.

52.225-1 Buy American—Supplies

52.225-11 Buy American—Construction Materials under Trade Agreements.

52.225-3 Buy American—Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act.

52.225-5 Trade Agreements.

52.225-7 Waiver of Buy American Statute for Civil Aircraft and Related Articles.

52.225-8 Duty-Free Entry.

52.225-9 Buy American—Construction Materials.

52.227-19 Commercial Computer Software License.

52.227-20 Rights in Data—SBIR Program.

52.246-11 Higher-Level Contract Quality Requirement.

52.246-15 Certificate of Conformance.

52.247-36 F.a.s. Vessel, Port of Shipment.

52.247-37 F.o.b. Vessel, Port of Shipment.

52.247-38 F.o.b. Inland Carrier, Point of Exportation.

52.247-39 F.o.b. Inland Point, Country of Importation.

52.247-40 Ex Dock, Pier, or Warehouse, Port of Importation.

52.247-41 C.&F. Destination.

52.247-42 C.i.f. Destination.

52.247-43 F.o.b. Designated Air Carrier’s Terminal, Point of Exportation.

52.247-44 F.o.b. Designated Air Carrier’s Terminal, Point of Importation.

52.247-51 Evaluation of Export Offers.

52.204-24 Representation Regarding Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment.

52.204-25 Prohibition on Contracting for Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment.

52.246-26 Reporting Nonconforming Items.

252.225-7052 Restriction on the Acquisition of Certain Magnets and Tungsten.

252.208-7000 Intent to Furnish Precious Metals as Government-Furnished Material.

252.213-7000 Notice to Prospective Suppliers on Use of Supplier Performance Risk System in Past Performance Evaluations.

252.217-7001 Surge Option.

252.217-7026 Identification of Sources of Supply.

252.225-7001 Buy American and Balance of Payments Program.

252.225-7013 Duty-Free Entry.

252.225-7018 Photovoltaic Devices—Certificate.

252.225-7038 Restriction on Acquisition of Air Circuit Breakers.

252.225-7044 Balance of Payments Program--Construction Material.

252.225-7045 Balance of Payments Program--Construction Material Under Trade Agreements.

252.229-7001 Tax Relief.

252.229-7002 Customs Exemptions (Germany).

252.239-7017 Notice of Supply Chain Risk.

252.239-7018 Supply Chain Risk.

252.246-7007 Contractor Counterfeit Electronic Part Detection and Avoidance System.

252.225-7017 Photovoltaic Devices.

252.225-7021 Trade Agreements.

252.225-7036 Buy American—Free Trade Agreements--Balance of Payments

1852.225-8 Duty-Free Entry of Space Articles.

1852.235-73 Final Scientific and Technical Reports.

1852.242-73 NASA Contractor Financial Management Reporting.

1852.245-73 Financial reporting of NASA property in the custody of contractors.

1852.246-71 Government Contract Quality Assurance.

1852.247-73 Bills of Lading.

5252.211-9507 PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE (NAVAIR)

5252.216-9506 MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM QUANTITIES (NAVAIR)(MAR 1999)

5252.247-9505 TECHNICAL DATA AND INFORMATION (NAVAIR)(FEB 1995)

5252.247-9517 PACKAGING REQUIREMENTS FOR SHIPMENTS CONTAINING NON-MANUFACTURED WOOD PACKING MATERIALS (NAVAIR) (FEB 2002)

5252.204-9501 National Stock Numbers (NAVAIR) (Mar 2007)

5252.247-9507 Packaging and Marking of Reports (NAVAIR)

5252.247-9508 Prohibited Packing Materials (NAVAIR)

5252.247-9509 Preservation, Packaging, Packing, and Marking (NAVAIR) (Jul 1998)

5252.247-9510 Preservation, Packaging, Packing, and Marking for Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Requirements (NAVAIR) (Oct 2005)

5252.247-9514 Technical Data Packing Instructions (NAVAIR)

5252.225-9506 VERIFICATION OF "SHIP TO" AND/OR "NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY" ADDRESS (NAVAIR)

5252.246-9517 CONSTRUCTIVE ACCEPTANCE PERIOD (NAVAIR)

5252.232-9522 TRANSPORTATION ACCOUNT CODES (NAVAIR)

5352.217-9000 Long Lead Limitation of Government Liability

5152.247-5900 Inbound/Outbound Cargo and Contractor Equipment Census

5152.225-5914 Commodity Shipping Instructions

5152.236-5900 Electrical and Structural Building Standards for Construction Projects

552.211-13 Time Extensions.

552.211-73 Marking.

552.211-75 Preservation, Packaging and Packing.

552.211-76 Charges for Packaging , Packing, and Marking.

552.211-77 Packing List.

552.211-79 Acceptable Age of Supplies.

552.211-80 Age on Delivery.

552.211-81 Time of Shipment.

552.211-83 Availability for Inspection, Testing, and Shipment/Delivery.

552.211-85 Consistent Pack and Package Requirements.

552.211-86 Maximum Weight per Shipping Container.

552.211-87 Export Packing.

552.211-88 Vehicle Export Preparation.

552.211-89 Non-Manufactured Wood Packaging Material for Export.

552.211-90 Small Parts.

552.211-91 Vehicle Decals, Stickers, and Data Plates.

552.211-92 Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Using Passive Tags.

552.211-94 Time of Delivery.

552.242-70 Status Report of Orders and Shipments.

552.246-70 Source Inspection by Quality Approved Manufacturer.

552.246-71 Source Inspection by Government.

552.246-72 Final Inspection and Tests.

552.246-77 Additional Contract Warranty Provisions for Supplies of a Noncomplex Nature.

552.246-78 Inspection at Destination.

652.247-70 Notice of Shipments.

652.247-71 Shipping Instructions

752.247-70 Preference for privately owned U.S.-flag commercial vessels.

952.211-70 Priorities and allocations for energy programs (solicitations).

952.211-71 Priorities and allocations for energy programs (contracts).

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