Buy American Act – BAA Compliant LED Lighting from US manufacturer Independence LED Lighting

One of the largest selections of Buy American Act, BAA Compliant, LED lighting is manufactured by Independence LED Lighting.

Three reasons that government agencies and contractors continue to choose Independence LED Lighting for BAA Compliant LED lighting:

#1: Reliability – Top engineering and production quality with BAA Compliant LED lighting since 2010. Independence LED provides the industry leading 10-year warranty, and won the Best Lighting Retrofit by the U.S. Green Building Council.

#2: Selection – Over 2,000 different BAA Compliant LED tubes and fixtures across 20 different product categories. Independence LED produces one of the largest BAA compliant LED lines available to the U.S. government, with options for Size, Color, Lens, CRI, Base, Dimming, Drivers, Sensors, Battery back-ups, and custom solutions.

#3: Results – Proven Track Record with case studies across military and civilian agency facilities in the U.S. and around the world.

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Independence LED Lighting’s growing line of Buy American Act BAA Compliant LED tubes and fixtures include the following categories:

 

BAA Compliant LED Tubes – Lengths (2’ to 8’)

BAA Compliant LED Strip Kit (Magnetic) for Troffers

BAA Compliant LED Troffers 2’x2’

BAA Compliant LED Troffers 2’x4’

BAA Compliant LED Vapor Tight Fixtures

BAA Compliant LED Parking Garage Fixtures

BAA Compliant LED High Bay Fixtures – level 1 output

BAA Compliant LED High Bay Fixtures – level 2 output

BAA Compliant LED High Bay Fixtures – level 3 output

BAA Compliant LED High Bay Fixtures – level 4 output

BAA Compliant LED Strip Fixtures (2’ to 8’)

BAA Compliant LED Hallway Fixtures

BAA Compliant LED Exit Stair Fixtures

BAA Compliant LED Aisle Lights

BAA Compliant LED Narrow Light for Pendants

BAA Compliant LED Narrow Light for Recessed Applications

BAA Compliant LED Remote Pendant System

BAA Compliant LED Utility Wrap System

BAA Complaint Hazardous Location Retrofit Kit

BAA Compliant LED Grow Light System

(Great for military bases to grow fresh vegetables on site)

 

Sample Government Installations with BAA Compliant LEDs from Independence LED Lighting:

 

U.S. Department of State

(Truman Building, Deputy Assistant Secretary Office + US Embassy in Cuba)

U.S. Department of Defense:

U.S. NAVY – over 30 ships for Military Sealift Command (MSC)

U.S. Marine Corps – Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia

U.S. Air Force – Base Thumrait, Sultanate of Oman

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs – Durham VA Medical Center

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service – Pacific Southwest Offices

+ Municipal Fire, Rescue, and Correctional Facilities

Recent: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center – the largest healthcare energy-efficient LED lighting retrofit of its kind in the U.S. to date. Press Release

Independence LED Lighting is a member of the American LED Alliance.

The “Buy American and Hire American” Executive Order, signed by President Trump on April 18, 2017 reinforces the Buy American Act. U.S. Government Procurement Personnel, Specifiers, and Contractors. The Buy American Act requires that a product be manufactured in the U.S. of more than 50 percent U.S. parts to be considered Made in USA for government procurement purposes.

25.101 General.

(a) The Buy American statute restricts the purchase of supplies that are not domestic end products. For manufactured end products, the Buy American statute uses a two-part test to define a domestic end product.

(1) The article must be manufactured in the United States; and

(2) The cost of domestic components must exceed 50 percent of the cost of all the components.

(Note: This section 25.101 (a) (1) + (2) is highlighted in bold italics for convenience in the comprehensive information below.)

For more information, review the Buy American Act at 41 U.S.C. §§ 10a-10c, the Federal Acquisition Regulations at 48 C.F.R. Part 25, and the Trade Agreements Act at 19 U.S.C. §§ 2501-2582.

Source: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/USCODE-2009-title41/html/USCODE-2009-title41-chap1-sec10a.htm

41 U.S.C. 
United States Code, 2009 Edition
Title 41 – PUBLIC CONTRACTS
CHAPTER 1 – GENERAL PROVISIONS
Sec. 10a – American materials required for public use
From the U.S. Government Printing Office, www.gpo.gov

  • 10a. American materials required for public use

25.002 Applicability of subparts.

The following table shows the applicability of the subparts. Subpart 25.5 provides comprehensive procedures for offer evaluation and examples.

Subpart Supplies for Use Construction Services Performed
Inside U.S. Outside U.S. Inside U.S. Outside U.S. Inside U.S. Outside U.S.
25.1 Buy American.
Supplies
X . . . . .
25.2 Buy American.
Construction Materials
. . X . . .
25.3 Contracts Performed Outside the United States . X . X . X
25.4 Trade Agreements X X X X X X
25.5 Evaluating Foreign Offers.
Supply Contracts
X X . . . .
25.6 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.Buy American statute.Construction Materials X
25.7 Prohibited Sources X X X X X X
25.8 Other International Agreements and Coordination X X . X . X
25.9 Customs and Duties X . . . . .
25.10 Additional Foreign Acquisition Regulations X X X X X X
25.11 Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses X X X X X X

Subpart 25.1.Buy American.Supplies

25.100 Scope of subpart.

(a) This subpart implements.

(1) 41 U.S.C. chapter 83, Buy American;

(2) Executive Order 10582, December 17, 1954; and

(3) Waiver of the component test of the Buy American statute for acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) items in accordance with 41 U.S.C 1907.

(b) It applies to supplies acquired for use in the United States, including supplies acquired under contracts set aside for small business concerns, if.

(1) The supply contract exceeds the micro-purchase threshold; or

(2) The supply portion of a contract for services that involves the furnishing of supplies (e.g., lease) exceeds the micro-purchase threshold.

25.101 General.

(a) The Buy American statute restricts the purchase of supplies that are not domestic end products. For manufactured end products, the Buy American statute uses a two-part test to define a domestic end product.

(1) The article must be manufactured in the United States; and

(2) The cost of domestic components must exceed 50 percent of the cost of all the components. In accordance with 41 U.S.C 1907, this component test of the Buy American statute has been waived for acquisitions of COTS items (see 12.505(a)).

(b) The Buy American statute applies to small business set-asides. A manufactured product of a small business concern is a U.S.-made end product, but is not a domestic end product unless it meets the component test in paragraph (a)(2) of this section.

(c) Exceptions that allow the purchase of a foreign end product are listed at 25.103. The unreasonable cost exception is implemented through the use of an evaluation factor applied to low foreign offers that are not eligible offers. The evaluation factor is not used to provide a preference for one foreign offer over another. Evaluation procedures and examples are provided in Subpart 25.5.

25.105 Determining reasonableness of cost.

(a) The contracting officer.

(1) Must use the evaluation factors in paragraph (b) of this section unless the head of the agency makes a written determination that the use of higher factors is more appropriate. If the determination applies to all agency acquisitions, the agency evaluation factors must be published in agency regulations; and

(2) Must not apply evaluation factors to offers of eligible products if the acquisition is subject to a trade agreement under Subpart 25.4.

(b) If there is a domestic offer that is not the low offer, and the restrictions of the Buy American statute apply to the low offer, the contracting officer must determine the reasonableness of the cost of the domestic offer by adding to the price of the low offer, inclusive of duty.

(1) 6 percent, if the lowest domestic offer is from a large business concern; or

(2) 12 percent, if the lowest domestic offer is from a small business concern. The contracting officer must use this factor, or another factor established in agency regulations, in small business set-asides if the low offer is from a small business concern offering the product of a small business concern that is not a domestic end product (see Subpart 19.5).

(c) The price of the domestic offer is reasonable if it does not exceed the evaluated price of the low offer after addition of the appropriate evaluation factor in accordance with paragraph (a) or (b) of this section. (See evaluation procedures at Subpart 25.5.)

Subpart 12.5.Applicability of Certain Laws to the Acquisition of Commercial Items and Commercially Available Off-The-Shelf Items

12.500 Scope of subpart.

(a) As required by 41 U.S.C. 1906 and 1907, this subpart lists provisions of law that are not applicable to.

(1) Contracts for the acquisition of commercial items;

(2) Subcontracts, at any tier, for the acquisition of commercial items; and

(3) Contracts and subcontracts, at any tier, for the acquisition of COTS items.

(b) This subpart also lists provisions of law that have been amended to eliminate or modify their applicability to either contracts or subcontracts for the acquisition of commercial items.

12.501 Applicability.

(a) This subpart applies to any contract or subcontract at any tier for the acquisition of commercial items.

(b) Nothing in this subpart shall be construed to authorize the waiver of any provision of law with respect to any subcontract if the prime contractor is reselling or distributing commercial items of another contractor without adding value. This limitation is intended to preclude establishment of unusual contractual arrangements solely for the purpose of Government sales.

(c) For purposes of this subpart, contractors awarded subcontracts under subpart 19.8, Contracting with the Small Business Administration (the 8(a) Program), shall be considered prime contractors.

 

Additional Information: Alignment between BAA and FAR relative to BAA Compliant LED lighting

Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)

FAR — Part 25 Foreign Acquisition

INDEX page: http://farsite.hill.af.mil/reghtml/regs/far2afmcfars/fardfars/far/25.htm

25.101 General: http://farsite.hill.af.mil/reghtml/regs/far2afmcfars/fardfars/far/25.htm#P212_18852

Subpart 25.1.Buy American.Supplies

25.101 General.

(a) The Buy American statute restricts the purchase of supplies that are not domestic end products. For manufactured end products, the Buy American statute uses a two-part test to define a domestic end product.

(1) The article must be manufactured in the United States; and

(2) The cost of domestic components must exceed 50 percent of the cost of all the components. In accordance with 41 U.S.C 1907, this component test of the Buy American statute has been waived for acquisitions of COTS items (see 12.505(a)).

(b) The Buy American statute applies to small business set-asides. A manufactured product of a small business concern is a U.S.-made end product, but is not a domestic end product unless it meets the component test in paragraph (a)(2) of this section.

(c) Exceptions that allow the purchase of a foreign end product are listed at 25.103. The unreasonable cost exception is implemented through the use of an evaluation factor applied to low foreign offers that are not eligible offers. The evaluation factor is not used to provide a preference for one foreign offer over another. Evaluation procedures and examples are provided in Subpart 25.5.