NIH GUIDE, Volume 25, Number 1, January 26, 1996


P.T. 34


  Grants Administration/Policy+ 


National Institutes of Health


The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Revitalization Act (P.L. 103-

43, June 10, 1993) places certain requirements on recipients of

assistance with respect to the purchase of equipment and supplies.

Specifically, section 2004 (Buy American Provisions) requires that,

if any equipment or product is authorized to be purchased with

financial assistance provided pursuant to this Act for any of the

fiscal years 1994-1996, entities receiving such assistance should, in

expending the assistance, purchase only American-made equipment and

products.  Section 2004 further requires the Secretary of Health and

Human Services, in providing financial assistance pursuant to the

Act, to provide each recipient of the assistance a notice describing

the Congressionally legislated "Buy American Provisions."


A notice on this matter was published previously in the NIH Guide for

Grants and Contracts (Vol. 23, No. 7, February 18, 1994), and since

fiscal year 1994, all Notices of Grant and Fellowship Award have

included a footnote containing the following language:


"Pursuant to the NIH Revitalization Act (P.L. 103-43, June 10, 1993),

section 2004, when purchasing equipment or products under this

assistance award, the recipient should, whenever possible, purchase

only American-made items."


For fiscal year 1996, all competing grant and fellowship notices of

awards will include the footnote stated above.  However, the footnote

will no longer be included in the Notices of Award for noncompeting

grants and fellowships.  Each recipient, however, continues to be

responsible for the requirement as outlined above for the entire

period of award.


Questions concerning this policy should be directed to the NIH grants

management officer listed on the Notice of Grant or Fellowship Award.



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