48 CFR § 652.236-71 - Foreign Service Buildings Act, as Amended.
As prescribed in 636.570(a), insert the following provision:
(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:
(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:
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.