ANNOUNCEMENT 10 Sep 2014

In September 2014, the government of the United States of America announced a change in the local input requirements for the participation in certain public purchases.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 0 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 1 liberalising
Inception date: 10 Sep 2014 | Removal date: open ended

Public procurement localisation

In a Federal Register notice published on September 10, 2014 (Vol. 79, No. 175), the Federal Transit Administration announced that it is waiving its Buy America requirements for the procurement by New York City Transit (NYCT), an agency of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), of pads and rubber boots of a concrete block used in its Low Vibration Track (LVT) system on the basis of nonavailability. The procurement for the pads and rubber boots are part of the South Ferry Station Project. This waiver is limited to this one procurement for the South Ferry Station Project, and conditioned upon the requirement that NYCT must complete the safety testing of U.S.-manufactured pads and rubber boots necessary to meets its specifications within the timeframe provided herein and substitute U.S.-manufactured pads and rubber boots for the foreign-made pads and rubber boots to the extent possible.

AFFECTED SECTORS