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Title 48Chapter 6Subchapter HPart 652Subpart 652.2 → §652.236-71


Title 48: Federal Acquisition Regulations System
PART 652—SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES
Subpart 652.2—Text of Provisions and Clauses


652.236-71   Foreign Service Buildings Act, as Amended.

As prescribed in 636.570(a), insert the following provision:

Foreign Service Buildings Act, as Amended (FEB 2015)

(a) This solicitation is subject to Section 11 of the Foreign Service Buildings Act of 1926, as amended (22 U.S.C. 302). This statute limits competition under this solicitation to:

(1) American-owned firms, as described in paragraph (b) of this provision; and,

(2) Firms from countries that permit or agree to permit substantially equal access to American firms for comparable diplomatic and consular building projects.

(b) To qualify as an American-owned firm for purposes of this solicitation, the bidder/offeror must demonstrate evidence of:

(1) Performance of similar construction work in the United States or at a United States diplomatic or consular establishment abroad; and

(2) Either—

(i) Ownership in excess of 50% by U.S. citizens or permanent residents; or

(ii) Incorporation in the United States for more than three (3) years and employment of U.S. citizens or permanent residents in more than half of the company's permanent full-time professional and managerial positions in the United States.

(c) For purposes of determining competitive status, offers submitted by American-owned firms shall be reduced by ten (10) percent, provided that two responsible bidders/offerors submit a bid/offer.

(d) Evidence of qualification. (1) Performance of similar construction work in the United States or at a United States diplomatic or consular establishment abroad. The bidder/offeror must describe below one or more similar projects completed in the United States or at a United States diplomatic or consular establishment abroad. For each project, provide the following information:

 Location:
 (City and State/Country)
 Complexity:
 

(Office building, etc.)

 Type of construction:
 Value of project:
 Location:
 (City and State/Country)
 Complexity:
 

(Office building, etc.)

 Type of construction:
 Value of project:
 Location:
 (City and State/Country)
 Complexity:
 

(Office building, etc.)

 Type of construction:
 Value of project:

If the bidder/offeror's participation was as a partner or co-venturer, indicate the percentage of the project performed by the bidder/offeror: ___ %

(2) Corporate location or ownership.

(i) The bidder/offeror certifies that it is is not owned in excess of fifty (50) percent by United States citizens or permanent residents.

(ii) The bidder/offeror certifies that it has has not been incorporated in the United States for more than three years and that it employs does not employ United States citizens or permanent residents in more than half of its permanent full-time professional and managerial positions in the United States.

(e) By signing this bid/offer, the bidder/offeror certifies to the best of its knowledge, all of the representations and certifications provided in this provision are accurate, current and complete.

(End of provision)

[69 FR 19339, Apr. 13, 2004, as amended at 80 FR 6924, Feb. 9, 2015]

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