Conducting Pre-Award and Post-Delivery Reviews for Rail Vehicle Procurements

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

COVER PAGE

DEFINITIONS

INTRODUCTION

Section One

THE PRE-AWARD AND POST-DELIVERY REVIEW REQUIREMENTS SUMMARY

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 Rail Vehicles

Buy America-Exempt Rail Vehicles

The Pre-Award Purchaserís Requirements Certification Requirement

Section Three

THE POST-DELIVERY REVIEW REQUIREMENTS

The Post-Delivery Buy America Certification Requirement

Buy America-Compliant Rail Vehicles

Buy America-Exempt Rail Vehicles

The Post-Delivery Purchaserís Requirements Certification Requirement

Section Four

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

Buy America Certification

Purchaserís Requirements Certification

Section Five

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

General

Buy America Certification

Purchaserís Requirements Certification

APPENDIX A: SAMPLE REVIEW CERTIFICATIONS

APPENDIX B: TYPICAL RAIL VEHICLE COMPONENTS

APPENDIX C: BUY AMERICA WAIVERS

APPENDIX D: SAMPLE VISUAL INSPECTION AND PERFORMANCE TEST SHEETS

APPENDIX E: LIST OF FTA OFFICES

APPENDIX F: LIST OF APPLICABLE FEDERAL DOCUMENTATION

Exhibit I-1: Pre-Award and Post-Delivery Review Requirements and Checklist I-2

Exhibit 4-1: Sample Manufacturerís 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 4-3

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 Purchaserís Requirements Certification A-2

Exhibit A-4: Sample Post-Delivery Buy America Compliance Certification A-2

Exhibit A-5: Sample Post-Delivery Buy America Exemption Certification A-3

Exhibit A-6: Sample Post-Delivery Purchaserís Requirements Certification A-3