‘Buy American’ and ‘Preferential Contracting’ in Federal Grant Procurements

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Prerequisites: Some knowledge of federal grant management and audit requirements is helpful

Recommended Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

Program Knowledge Level: Basic

Advanced Preparation: None

One of President Biden’s first actions in office was to issue an executive order “to maximize the use of goods, products and materials produced in, and services offered in,” the U.S. Executive Order 14005 is the latest in a long line of federal “Buy American” policies aimed at using federal contract and grant expenditures to promote desired economic activity and achieve other socio-economic goals.

In addition to this new effort, there are a variety of existing federal policies that involve preferential procurement actions, many of which affect procurements by grant recipients and subrecipients. A Trump Administration “Buy  American” amendment to OMB’s uniform guidance (2 CFR 200) took effect a couple of months ago. And the list of preferential policies extends beyond just where purchases can come from. They also address the contractors who must compete to provide goods and services, and even how some items can be delivered.

Unfortunately, the policy collection surrounding “preferential contracting” is a complex and confusing patchwork. This webinar is designed to sort out what your organization has to do and what it also makes sense to do. You’ll learn answers to questions like:

  • What are the “optics” of preferential procurement: best value? subsidy?
  • Who is affected by the new executive order and how?
  • What statutes and regulations already impose “Buy American” requirements on all recipients?
  • What unique preference policies apply on an agency-specific basis?
  • What products and services are candidates for domestic preference?
  • How do state or local preference requirements affect grant procurements?
  • What are recipient and subrecipient responsibilities for contracting with small and disadvantaged businesses, minority- and women-owned firms, and those located in Labor Surplus Areas?
  • How are contractors credibly identified as meeting preferential criteria?
  • What technical assistance resources are available to help craft responsive practices?

Join Bob Lloyd — principal of Federal Fund Management AdvisorTM and a respected authority on policies and practices affecting the award, administration and audit of federal grants, contracts and subawards — for this timely and detailed webinar. 


  • Federal project directors
  • Grant and contract administrators
  • Sponsored projects managers
  • Finance directors
  • Purchasing agents
  • Internal auditors
  • External auditors

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Attendees will receive presentation slides as well as access to background materials.

Allowable Charges

The costs of webinars sponsored by Federal Fund Management Advisor™ are allowable charges to your federal grants and subgrants. The cost principles issued by OMB under its uniform guidance (and applicable to all types of awardees) state, “The cost of training and education for employee development is allowable” (2 CFR 200.472).

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