Buy America Handbook; Conducting Pre-Award and Post-Delivery Audits for Rolling Stock Procurements
Notice of Availability of Proposed Handbook and Request for Comments.
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has placed in the docket and on its Web site proposed guidance, in the form of a handbook, on complying with FTA's Buy America pre-award and post- delivery audit requirements for rolling stock procurements, from the solicitation phase through final acceptance of the rolling stock. This proposed guidance explains and illustrates how to calculate domestic content of rolling stock, and it is intended for use by recipients of Federal funding, auditors, manufacturers, and suppliers (including subcontractors). This proposed guidance explains to recipients how to verify and document their compliance with FTA's Buy America pre-award and post- delivery audit requirements. In addition, this proposed guidance encourages recipients, manufacturers, and suppliers to adopt certain best practices to ensure compliance with the pre-award and post- delivery audit requirements. By this notice, FTA invites public comment on this proposed guidance.