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 $13 million for the St. Bernard Port, Harbor and Terminal District.
The HS codes monitored by the OECD Steel Committee are used to approximate the iron and steel products procured for this project.