The DVIRC is a network center under the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST / MEP) under the U.S. Department of Commerce.In support of Buy American and Buy America provisions are a range of federal procurements, including those funded by the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA).
NIST / MEP has also been working with the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Transit, Federal Highway, and Maritime
Administrations, and with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
The Buy America and Buy American provisions basically state that, subject to certain exceptions, appropriated funds for subject programs may not be used to purchase steel, iron, or manufactured goods that are not produced in the U.S.
The MEP network of centers across the country, like DVIRC are ideally situated to match Buy American opportunities with capable and interested U.S. manufacturers. MEP Buy American Supplier Scouting is an ideal partnership of how the national MEP System can serve the growth and competitiveness needs of U.S. Manufacturers.
For more information contact Keith Ashlock at 215-552-3800 or send email to email@example.com.
ARRA Section 1605; 2 CFR 176.70
None of the funds appropriated for or otherwise made available by the Recovery Act may be used for a project for the construction, alteration, maintenance, or repair of a public building or public work unless: all of the iron, steel, and manufactured goods used in the [an ARRA-funded] project are produced or manufactured in the United States.
Buy American Opportunity #1
AGENCY: U.S. Department of Transportation – NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership Supplier Scouting
Item Description: Preventive avalanche control and release systems
Closed June 20, 2012
Buy American Opportunity #2
National Institute of Standards and Technology Buy American Supplier Scouting Opportunity.
Item Description: Liquefier for Helium Recovery System
Closed June 15, 2012
Buy American Opportunity #3
AGENCY: U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Item Description: A series of non-clogging, submersible sewage and sump pumps, with control panels
Deadline: Closes July 17, 2012
Buy American Opportunity #4
AGENCY: U.S. Department of Energy
Item Description 1178a: Exterior, LED Color-Changing Direct View Lighting Fixtures with Addresser
Item Description 1178b: Architectural Marquee LED Lighting System, including Marquee Lenses and Controls
Deadline: Closes July 17, 2012
Buy American Opportunity #5
AGENCY: U.S. Department of Transportation & Federal Highway Administration
Item Description: Movable Bridge instrumentation and control equipment custom designed and assembled into Control Consoles, Control Relay and Electrical Cabinets, Pendent Stations, Wiring Devices and Boxes, and Electro-mechanical Assemblies.
Deadline: Closes August 23, 2012
Buy American Opportunity #6
AGENCY: U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
1181 – 6″ Break away flanged coupling
1183 – roller-coaster disc coupling
1185 – breakers
1186 – polypropoline random piping system
1188 – air to water split type heat pump
1189 – Need (20) 3′, (24)8′, and (72) U-shaped, LED fluorescent replacement lamps, with prices.
1190 – Need a 100 ton (or near that size) absorption chiller (using oil).
Deadline: Closes October 2, 2012