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Conducting Pre-Award and Post-Delivery Audits for Rolling Stock Procurements (Report 0106)

FTA's Buy America Handbook, which provides grantees, manufacturers, and subcontractors and suppliers with the steps necessary to meet pre-award audit and post-delivery Buy America audit requirements, brings greater uniformity to the way the industry conducts and documents pre-award and post-delivery audits of rolling stock purchases. The handbook applies to the procurement of rolling stock used in revenue service, which includes new buses, vans, cars, railcars, locomotives, trolley cars, trolley buses, ferry boats, and vehicles used for guideways and incline planes, and intended for public transportation of passengers. It describes approaches and recommends processes for grantees as they prepare to conduct pre-award and post-delivery vehicle audits from the solicitation phase through the final acceptance of vehicles. It also includes examples of how to calculate domestic content, and verify and document compliance for all participating parties as well as sample forms and templates. The effective date of the Buy America Handbook was March 21, 2017.

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