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PART 625 - FOREIGN ACQUISITION

 

Subpart 625.1 - Buy American - Supplies

 

625.103 Exceptions.

(a) The authority to make the determination prescribed in FAR 25.103(a) is delegated, without power of redelegation, to the head of the contracting activity.

 

625.105 Determining reasonableness of cost.

(a)

(1)  The authority to make the determinations prescribed in FAR 25.105(a)

(1)  is delegated, without power of redelegation, to the head of the contracting activity.

 

Subpart 625.2 - Buy American - Construction Materials

 

625.202 Exceptions.

(a)

(1)  The authority to make the determination prescribed in FAR 25.202(a)

(1)  is delegated, without power of redelegation, to the head of the contracting activity.

 

625.204 Evaluating offers of foreign construction material.

(b) The head of the contracting activity is the agency head for the purposes of FAR 25.204(b).

 

Subpart 625.70 - Arab League Boycott and Related Provisions

Source:   64 FR 43626, Aug. 11, 1999, unless otherwise noted.

 

625.7001 Policy.

(a) Section 565 of the Fiscal Year 94/95 Foreign Relations Authorizations Act (Public Law 103-236) prohibits the Department of State from entering into any contract that expends funds appropriated to the Department of State:

(1) With a foreign person that complies with the Arab League Boycott of Israel; or,

(2) With any foreign or United States person that discriminates in the award of subcontracts on the basis of religion.

(b) This authority has continuing effect. Section 565 requires specific language to be included in all Invitations for Bids and Requests for Proposals with respect to a contract subject to Section 565's prohibitions.

(c) Section 565 may be waived on a country-by-country basis if such a waiver is in the national interest and necessary to carry on diplomatic functions and is approved by the Secretary of State or his/her designee.

 

625.7002 Solicitation provision and contract clause.

Contracting officers shall include the following provision and clause in all solicitations and contracts exceeding the simplified acquisition threshold, unless a waiver has been granted in accordance with 625.7001(c):

(a) 652.225-70, Arab League Boycott of Israel; and.

(b) 652.225-71, Section 8(a) of the Export Administration Act, as amended.

 

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