ANNOUNCEMENT 01 Jan 2018
The government of the United States of America provided transportation grants that are subject to Buy-American rules
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This project is among those listed in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s TIGER awards at https://www.transportation.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/docs/policy-initiatives/tiger/306331/t9-fact-sheets_0.pdf. The applicability of Buy-America rules to TIGER grants is discussed at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2009-04-23/pdf/E9-9073.pdf and https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/construction/contracts/buyam_qa.cfm.
Congress approved the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA, Public Law 111-5). Section 1605 of the ARRA specified that grants under this program are subject to Buy America rules. Among the most recent TIGER grants is $10,836,220 for the Maine Department of Transportation.
The HS codes monitored by the OECD Steel Committee are used to approximate the iron and steel products procured for this project.