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Key Case Law Rules for Government Contract Formation by Patrick Butler

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CHAPTER 10Protest Grounds Based on Alleged Statutory Violations (Besides CICA)

1. BUY AMERICAN ACT

Overview of This Protest Ground: The Buy American Act (BAA) is a socioeconomic policy that was originally crafted during the Great Depression in an effort to save and create jobs for American workers. It sets out a statutory preference for domestic end products (supplies) and domestic construction materials for federal construction contracts. The relatively recent American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) also contained a Buy American provision intended to stimulate the U.S. economy.

The Buy American Act (including ARRA and some other related ...

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