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Buy American: Understanding the DOD’s Specialty Metals Restrictions
June 26, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm$95
Of all the various “Buy American” requirements that government contractors face, few are as complicated as the Department of Defense’s restrictions on purchasing “specialty metals,” particularly where the restrictions apply not only to the purchase of the raw metals, but also all products that include specialty metals. Many a contractor has run into the trap of thinking that a product is “okay” with regard to the Buy American Act, only to find out that the Specialty Metals restrictions are much more severe. During this webinar, we will:
- Review the restrictions under the DFARS Specialty Metals clauses;
- Discuss important exceptions (as well as the exceptions to the exceptions), such as the exception for some (but not all) commercial off-the-shelf products;
- Explore ways that you can manage your supply chain risk, including obtaining certifications from your suppliers and ensuring that your DOD customer will accept the manufactured end-products.