Skip to Content

We invite you to try out our new beta eCFR site at We’ve made big changes to make the eCFR easier to use. Be sure to leave feedback using the 'Feedback' button on the bottom right of each page!


Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2021-04; Small Entity Compliance Guide

Document Details

Information about this document as published in the Federal Register.

Document Statistics
Document page views are updated periodically throughout the day and are cumulative counts for this document. Counts are subject to sampling, reprocessing and revision (up or down) throughout the day.
Enhanced Content

Relevant information about this document from provides additional context. This information is not part of the official Federal Register document.

Published Document

This document has been published in the Federal Register. Use the PDF linked in the document sidebar for the official electronic format.

Start Preamble


Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).


Small Entity Compliance Guide.


This document is issued under the joint authority of DOD, GSA, and NASA. This Small Entity Compliance Guide has been prepared in accordance with section 212 of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996. It consists of a summary of the rule appearing in Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2021-04, which amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). Interested parties may obtain further information regarding this rule by referring to FAC 2021-04, which precedes this document.


January 19, 2021.


The FAC, including the SECG, is available via the internet at

Start Further Info


Ms. Zenaida Delgado, Procurement Analyst, at 202-969-7207 or for clarification of content. For information pertaining to status or publication schedules, contact the Regulatory Secretariat Division at 202-501-4755 or Please cite FAC 2021-04, FAR Case 2019-016. An asterisk (*) next to a rule indicates that a regulatory flexibility analysis has been prepared.

Rules Listed in FAC 2021-04

SubjectFAR case
* Maximizing Use of American-Made Goods, Products and Materials2019-016
End Further Info


The FAC, including the SECG, is available via the internet at

End Preamble Start Supplemental Information


A summary for the FAR rule follows. For the actual revisions and/or amendments made by this FAR rule, refer to the specific subject set forth in the document following this summary. FAC 2021-04 amends the FAR as follows:

Maximizing Use of American-Made Goods, Products, and Materials (FAR Case 2019-016)

This final rule strengthens domestic preferences under the Buy American statute by making adjustments to the required percentage of domestic content and the existing percentages for the price evaluation preferences in an effort to decrease the amount of foreign-sourced content in a U.S. manufactured product to promote economic and national security, help stimulate economic growth, and create jobs. The price evaluation preferences increase from 6 percent to 20 percent for large business and from 12 percent to 30 percent for small business; for DoD procurements there is no change to the DoD 50 percent amount. The domestic content requirement for iron and steel increases from 50 percent to 95 percent; for other end products and construction materials, the domestic content requirement increases from 50 percent to 55 percent. Foreign iron and steel is iron or steel products that are not produced in the United States. The rule implements E.O. 13881, Maximizing Use of American-Made Goods, Products, and Materials. This final rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities.

Start Signature

William F. Clark,

Director, Office of Government-wide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Government-wide Policy.

End Signature End Supplemental Information

[FR Doc. 2021-00711 Filed 1-15-21; 8:45 am]