New Build America, Buy America Act (BABA) requirements take effect on federal-aid construction projects awarded on or after October 23. These domestic iron, steel, manufactured products, and construction materials sourcing requirements will impact state or local agency-procured construction projects with one dollar of federal financing (e.g., federal-aid transportation, water and wastewater, affordable housing, broadband, etc.).
Know the rules before you bid. The last thing any contractor wants to do is rip out and replace work at their own cost because an item is not compliant.
During this webinar, widely regarded construction law firm Smith Currie Oles partners, Ronald Robey and Elysha Luken, as well as AGC of America Vice President of Government Relations, Jimmy Christianson, will:
- Review the nuts and bolts of guidance from the White House Office of Management and Budget governing BABA compliance, including how different types of projects may have these requirements.
- Discuss what contractors should be asking their suppliers and manufacturers.
- Discuss questions contractors should be asking their owners about contractor certification of BABA-compliant items, availability and more; and
- Explain the waiver process in the event an item is not domestically made, available, or within budget.