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Buy American Act Report

Section 837 of Public Law 109-115, Title VIII, dated November 30, 2005, provides the annual reporting requirements for the Buy American Act and requires each Federal agency to submit a report to Congress on the amount of acquisitions made by the agency from entities that manufacture articles, materials, or supplies outside of the United States in that fiscal year.

In compliance with the requirement stated above, the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC) provides the following information for FY 2008.

1.         The dollar value of any articles, materials, or supplies purchased that were manufactured outside the United States:

Response:  OSHRC made no purchases of any articles, materials, or supplies that were manufactured outside of the United States and that were above the micro-purchase threshold of $3,000.

2.         An itemized list of all waivers granted with respect to such articles, materials or supplies under the Buy American Act (41 U.S.C. 10a et seq.);

Response:  No waivers were requested or granted during FY 2008.

3.         Provide a summary of the total procurement funds spent on goods manufactured in the United States versus funds spent on goods manufactured outside of the United States.

            Goods manufactured in the United States:    $17,518.24
            Goods manufactured outside the United States:     $10,828.90

Questions concerning this information may be directed to Richard C. Loeb, Director of Administration, at (202) 606-5380.

 

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