The Pennsylvania Department of General Services (DGS) has finally issued the list of machinery and equipment steel products which will be exempt for calendar year 2017 under the PA Steel Products Procurement Act. The list was published in the Pa. Bulletin on Saturday, May 13, 2017, and can be found here. New items on the list are noted. The 30-day comment period has now expired.
Each year DGS identifies specific steel products that have been recognized as not being produced in the U.S. in sufficient quantities to meet the previous year’s contract requirements. DGS uses the previous annual list and then adds steel products from ‘‘not domestically manufactured’’ forms submitted and approved by DGS during the previous calendar year. If you believe that an item should be added to the exempt list, you should inform DGS by submitting the necessary forms. Otherwise, DGS will have no way of knowing that it should add the item to the next year’s exempt list.
The DGS Steel Products Procurement Act page can be found here.
If you need assistance on an issue arising under the PA Steel Products Procurement Act, please call or email me for a no-cost consultation. I’ll be happy to assist in anyway possible.