NIH GUIDE, Volume 23, Number 7, February 18, 1994



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 through 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 this

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

the above statement, made by the Congress.

Thus, recipients of NIH assistance awards (including those

subcontracts for substantive programmatic work under NIH assistance

awards) are strongly encouraged, when purchasing equipment and

products, to expend the assistance for American-made equipment and

products, whenever possible.  Beginning in fiscal year 1994, notices

of grant and fellowship award will include 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."

If you have any questions concerning this policy, contact the NIH

grants management contact listed on the notice of grant or fellowship



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