Conducting Pre-Award and Post-Delivery Audits for Bus Procurements

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Table of Contents


COVER PAGE

DEFINITIONS

INTRODUCTION

Section One

THE PRE-AWARD AND POST-DELIVERY REVIEW REQUIREMENTS

The Pre-Award Review

The Post-Delivery Review

Section Two

THE PRE-AWARD REVIEW REQUIREMENTS

The Pre-Award Buy America Certification Requirement

Buy America-Compliant Buses

Buy America-Exempt Buses

The Pre-Award Purchaser’s Requirements Certification Requirement

The Pre-Award FMVSS Certification Requirement

FMVSS-Compliant Buses

FMVSS-Exempt Buses

Section Three

THE POST-DELIVERY REVIEW REQUIREMENTS

The Post-Delivery Buy America Certification Requirement

Buy America-Compliant Buses

Buy America-Exempt Buses

The Post-Delivery Purchaser’s Requirements Certification Requirement

More Than Ten Buses or Modified Vans

Ten or Fewer Buses or Modified Vans, or any Number of Unmodified Vans

The Post-Delivery FMVSS Certification Requirement

FMVSS-Compliant Buses

FMVSS-Exempt Buses

Section Four

EXAMPLES OF COMPLIANCE WITH THE PRE-AWARD AND POST-DELIVERY REVIEW REQUIREMENTS

Buy America Certification

Purchaser’s Requirements Certification

FMVSS Certification

Section Five

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PRE-AWARD AND POST-DELIVERY REVIEW

General

Buy America Certification

Purchaser’s Requirements Certification

FMVSS Certification

APPENDIX A: SAMPLE REVIEW CERTIFICATIONS

APPENDIX B: TYPICAL BUS COMPONENTS

APPENDIX C: BUY AMERICA WAIVERS

APPENDIX D: SAMPLE VISUAL INSPECTION AND ROAD TEST SHEETS

APPENDIX E: LIST OF FTA OFFICES

Exhibit I-1: Pre-Award and Post-Delivery Review Requirements and Checklist I-3

Exhibit 4-1: Sample Manufacturer’s Buy America Calculation 4-1

Exhibit 4-2: Sample Content Calculation for a U.S.-Manufactured Component With at Least 60 Percent Domestic Subcomponents 4-2

Exhibit 4-3: Sample Content Calculation for a U.S.-Manufactured Component With Less Than 60 Percent Domestic Subcomponents 4-3

Exhibit 4-4: Sample Content Calculation for a Foreign-Manufactured Component With Domestic Subcomponents 4-4

Exhibit 4-5: Sample Completed Vehicle FMVSS Sticker 4-7

Exhibit 4-6: Sample Altered Vehicle Manufacturer’s FMVSS Sticker 4-8

Exhibit 4-7: Sample Incomplete Vehicle Manufacturer’s FMVSS Sticker 4-8

Exhibit 4-8: Sample Intermediate Vehicle Manufacturer’s FMVSS Sticker 4-8

Exhibit 4-9: Samples of Final-Stage Vehicle Manufacturer’s FMVSS Stickers 4-9

Exhibit 5-1: Sample Certification of Compliance 5-1

Exhibit A-1: Sample Pre-Award Buy America Compliance Certification A-1

Exhibit A-2: Sample Pre-Award Buy America Exemption Certification A-1

Exhibit A-3: Sample Pre-Award Purchaser’s Requirements Certification A-2

Exhibit A-4: Sample Pre-Award FMVSS Compliance Certification A-2

Exhibit A-5: Sample Pre-Award FMVSS Exemption Certification A-3

Exhibit A-6: Sample Post-Delivery Buy America Compliance Certification A-3

Exhibit A-7: Sample Post-Delivery Buy America Exemption Certification A-4

Exhibit A-8: Sample Post-Delivery Purchaser’s Requirements Certification (For More Than Ten Buses or Modified Vans) A-4

Exhibit A-9: Sample Post-Delivery Purchaser’s Requirements Certification (For Ten or Fewer Buses or Modified Vans, or any Number of Unmodified Vans) A-5

Exhibit A-10: Sample Post-Delivery FMVSS Compliance Certification A-5

Exhibit A-11: Sample Post-Delivery FMVSS Exemption Certification A-6