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    Does the Buy American Act apply to GSA contracts? How would a contracting officer award to the GSA company in this instance or could they? Any further clarification you can give on the Buy American Act would be great.


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    Yes, GSA, as a Federal Agency, is bound by the restrictions contained in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and the requirements of the Buy American Act. For DoD, DFARS subpart 208.4 and PGI 208.4-FEDERAL SUPPLY SCHEDULES, provides the contracting officer information on GSA schedule ordering procedures. See DFARS SUBPART 225.5--EVALUATING FOREIGN OFFERS--SUPPLY CONTRACT. DoD Contracting activities must apply the evaluation procedures in Subpart 225.5 when using Federal supply schedules.

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