Analysis

4 Key Questions On Biden's Buy American Order

Law360 (January 29, 2021, 10:41 PM EST) -- President Joe Biden's directive to prioritize domestic sources in federal procurements could lead to the biggest makeover to Buy American requirements in decades, but vague language in the order has left contractors with important unanswered questions regarding its implementation.

The Jan. 25 executive order directs federal agencies to maximize their use of domestically sourced products and services, and mandates changes to "Made in America" rules, while seeking to clamp down on the use of waivers to get around those rules.

But broad language in the order means contractors have no clear answer on pressing questions, such as how sweeping the rule...

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