Guidance on Procurements Following Rescission of the Buy America Waiver for Minivans, February 14, 2013
February 14, 2013
Pursuant to a Buy America waiver published in 2010, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) had allowed its grantees to purchase minivans that were assembled outside the United States. FTA rescinded the waiver on December 3, 2012. 77 FED. REG. 71673. As a result, any future procurement of minivans with FTA funds must purchase vehicles that are assembled in the United States, in accordance with the Buy America rules of 49 U.S.C. § 5323(j), as implemented at 49 C.F.R. Part 661. Since FTA rescinded the waiver, many grantees have asked similar questions. The following is a list of frequently asked questions and answers.