Waivers for BABA Domestic Preference Requirements

On November 15, 2021, President Biden signed into law the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (“IIJA”), Pub. L. No. 117-58, which includes the Build America, Buy America Act (“BABA”). Pub. L. No. 117-58, §§ 70901-27. BABA strengthens Buy America preferences associated with Federal financial assistance for infrastructure and will bolster America’s industrial base, protect national security, and support high-paying jobs. BABA requires that the head of each covered Federal agency must ensure that none of the funds made available for a Federal financial assistance program for infrastructure are obligated for a project unless all of the iron, steel, manufactured products, and construction materials used in the project are produced in the United States. In accordance with OMB Memorandum M-24-02, SSA has established this landing page for the identification any requests for waivers of BABA Domestic Preference Requirements.

SSA has no waivers at this time.