Understanding the Domestic Preference Statutes: The Buy American Act and Trade Agreements Act (2023 Update)

Format: Live webinar (on-demand recording available on June 15, 2023)
Date: June 8, 2023
Time: 1:00 pm EDT
Duration: Approx. 90 minutes
Instructor: John Mattox, Schoonover & Moriarty LLC
Learning Credits: 1.5 CPEs, 1.5 ATCs

*Your registration includes access to the on-demand recording.

This webinar will provide an overview of the two dominant domestic preference statutes in federal procurement: the Buy American Act and the Trade Agreements Act. We’ll discuss the requirements and key exceptions that dictate how these statutes operate in practice. We’ll also address the Build America, Buy America Act, which dictates sourcing requirements for federally-funded infrastructure projects.

Specifically, you will learn the following:

  • When the Buy American Act and Trade Agreements Act apply to federal procurements
  • The requirements of the Buy American Act, including recent updates
  • Proposal evaluation when the Buy American Act applies
  • The requirements of the Trade Agreements Act and the concept of substantial transformation
  • The Buy America requirements that apply to federally-funded infrastructure projects, including those in the recent Build America, Buy America Act

Target Audience: Business owners, contract managers, project managers

Meet Your Instructor:

JOHN MATTOX, Schoonover & Moriarty LLC

Mr. Mattox’s practice encompasses many aspects of federal government contract law. He advises clients on bid protest issues and represents them in protest litigation at the agency level and at the Government Accountability Office and U.S. Court of Federal Claims. He also represents clients in filing requests for equitable adjustments and claims and in appeals before the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals and the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals. Well-versed in SBA’s federal contracting programs, Mr. Mattox also helps clients navigate SBA’s regulations related to size and affiliation, assists clients seeking to qualify as 8(a) firms, SDVOSBs, WOSBs, or HUBZone, prosecutes and defends size and status protests, and represents clients in size and status appeals before the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Hearings and Appeals. He also advises clients on compliance with the FAR and other procurement-related regulations.

Before joining Schoonover & Moriarty, Mr. Mattox practiced at a boutique federal government contracts firm and practiced commercial litigation at a large national law firm.


Jun 08 2023


1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Jun 08 2023
  • Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm



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