ANNOUNCEMENT 30 Jun 2011In June 2011, the government of the United States of America announced a change in the local input requirements for the participation in certain public purchases.
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The National Foreign Trade Council and the state of Ohio (http://www.ohiohouse.gov/).
The legislature of the state of Ohio enacted into law on March 23, 2011, the appropriations for transportation and public safety for fiscal years 2012 and 2013 (bill HB 114). The bill includes the following provision:
The director of administrative services shall publish in the form of a model act for use by counties, townships, municipal corporations, or any other political subdivision described in division (B) of section 125.04 of the Revised Code, a system of preferences for products mined and produced in this state and in the United States and for Ohio-based contractors. The model act shall reflect substantial equivalence to the system of preferences in purchasing and public improvement contracting procedures under which the state operates pursuant to this chapter and section 153.012 of the Revised Code. To the maximum extent possible, consistent with the Ohio system of preferences in purchasing and public improvement contracting procedures, the model act shall incorporate all of the requirements of the federal "Buy America Act," 47 Stat. 1520 (1933), 41 U.S.C. 10a to 10d, as amended, and the rules adopted under that act.