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Thu, Jun 08



(Webinar) The Buy American Act & Trade Agreements Act

Learn about the requirements & key exceptions that dictate how these statutes operate in practice.

(Webinar) The Buy American Act & Trade Agreements Act
(Webinar) The Buy American Act & Trade Agreements Act

Time & Location

Jun 08, 2023, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT


About the event

Webinar by Govology. Free for clients only. Not a client?  Contact us to become one today.

This webinar will provide an overview of the two dominant domestic preference statutes in federal procurement: the Buy American Act and the Trade Agreements Act. We’ll discuss the requirements and key exceptions that dictate how these statutes operate in practice. We’ll also address the Build America, Buy America Act, which dictates sourcing requirements for federally-funded infrastructure projects.

Specifically, you will learn the following:

  • When the Buy American Act and Trade Agreements Act apply to federal procurements
  • The requirements of the Buy American Act, including recent updates
  • Proposal evaluation when the Buy American Act applies
  • The requirements of the Trade Agreements Act and the concept of substantial transformation
  • The Buy America requirements that apply to federally-funded infrastructure projects, including those in the recent Build America, Buy America Act

Speaker:  JOHN MATTOX, Schoonover & Moriarty LLC

Mr. Mattox’s practice encompasses many aspects of federal government contract law. He advises clients on bid protest issues and represents them in protest litigation at the agency level and at the Government Accountability Office and U.S. Court of Federal Claims. He also represents clients in filing requests for equitable adjustments and claims and in appeals before the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals and the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals. Well-versed in SBA’s federal contracting programs, Mr. Mattox also helps clients navigate SBA’s regulations related to size and affiliation, assists clients seeking to qualify as 8(a) firms, SDVOSBs, WOSBs, or HUBZone, prosecutes and defends size and status protests, and represents clients in size and status appeals before the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Hearings and Appeals. He also advises clients on compliance with the FAR and other procurement-related regulations.

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