636.104-70 Foreign Service Buildings Act of 1926, as amended.636.104-70 Foreign Service Buildings Act of 1926, as amended.
(a) Policy. Section 11 of the Foreign Service Buildings Act of 1926, as amended (22 U.S.C. 302) limits competition for the construction, alteration, or repair of buildings or grounds abroad exceeding $5 million to:
(1) American-owned firms; or
(2) Firms from countries which permit or agree to permit substantially equal access to American firms for comparable diplomatic and consular building projects.
(b) Limitation. This participation may be permitted by or limited to:
(1) Host-country firms where required by international agreement; or
(2) By the laws of the host country; or
(3) Where determined by the Secretary of State to be necessary in the interest of bilateral relations or necessary to carry out the construction project.
(c) Evaluation preference. For purposes of determining competitive status, American-owned firms shall receive a ten (10) percent price preference reduction, provided that two prospective responsible bidders/offerors submit a bid/offer.[69 FR 19337, Apr. 13, 2004]