ANNOUNCEMENT 08 Nov 2013In November 2013, the government of the United States of America announced a change in the required local inputs to serve domestic customers.
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TheNational Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced on November 8, 2013 that it is providing twoprogram-wide, limited public interest waivers of the Buy American requirementsset forth in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) projectsconstructed by recipients receiving financial assistance awards (grants)pursuant to the NIST. The first limited, program-wide, public interest waiverapplies to a grant recipient's use of a de minimis amount of non-domesticiron, steel or manufactured goods that, in the aggregate, comprises no more thanfive percent of the total cost such materials used in a grant recipient's ARRAconstruction project. The second waiver applies to a grant recipient's use ofnon-domestic manufactured goods where such non-domestic goods are necessary forthe integration and operation of the recipient's construction project into therecipient's existing safety and security systems. Both waivers apply over theentire award period of the grant projects.