ANNOUNCEMENT 16 Mar 2012

In March 2012, a US state government announced a change in the local input requirements for the participation in certain public purchases.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising
Inception date: 16 Mar 2012 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Public procurement localisation

The governor of Oregon has signed into law on March 16, 2012 a bill (SB 1556) allowing state agencies and local governments to give greater preference to American products when making orders for transit vehicles. The provides as follows: "Notwithstanding provisions of law that require a contracting agency to award a contract to the lowest responsible bidder or best proposer or provider of a quotation, a contracting agency that receives and uses funds from the federal government or an agency of the federal government for a transit project may give preference to a bidder or proposer that exceeds federal Buy America requirements that apply to federally funded transit projects'.'"

AFFECTED SECTORS