The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) waiver on “construction materials” under the Build America, Buy America Act (BABAA) quickly approaches the November 10, 2022 expiration date and, as a result, DOT has recently published two proposed waivers with far smaller scopes. The newly published waivers clarify that the general “construction materials” waiver expiring this Thursday will not be extended and instead propose to waive the domestic preference requirements for specific situations.
Funding from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Supplemental
AGC was successful in its effort to strip several harmful construction provisions from the annual defense bill, called the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). For military construction projects, those provisions would have:
Leaders from Federal Agencies Make Major Announcements
AGC is working to block the inclusion of policies that would negatively impact military construction contractors in a final National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) bill—a must-pass, annual defense bill. The House of Representatives passed its version of the NDAA in September and the Senate is expected to begin floor debate on its version as soon as November 15. Among other things, these policies—if included in the final bill—would: require prime contractors and subcontractors to be licensed in the state of the military construction project; establish local hiring preferences; impose subjective criteria into the suspension and debarment process that would make it easier to blacklist contractors; and require contractors to exceed a 20 percent registered apprenticeship goal.
AGC Hosts Webinar; Continues Dialogue with Agencies; Engaged Legal Counsel
AGC Hosts Webinar; Continues Dialogue with Agencies; Engaged Legal Counsel
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