Subpart 525.2 - Buy American Act—Construction Materials
(a) Public Interest.
(1) Only the head of the agency may make the determination required by FAR 25.202(a)(1). The head of the agency may not redelegate this authority.
(2) The determination described in FAR 25.202(b) must consider the cost advantages of any foreign sourced steel, iron, or manufactured goods.
(b) Nonavailability. Only the HCA may make the determination required by FAR 25.202(a)(2). The HCA may not redelegate this authority.
Regarding potentially fraudulent noncompliance under FAR 25.206(c)(4), refer the matter to the appropriate Office of Inspector General Office.