A Caltrans Oversight Information Notice (COIN) entitled “Buy America
Requirements” has been posted to the Local Assistance website at:
Emphasizes importance of meeting “Buy America” requirements on federal-aid
transportation projects. Provides reference information to “Buy America”
requirements and guidelines.
Recently, a Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) national review team noted “Buy America” concerns
with local agencies administering federal-aid projects in California. In multiple instances they observed that
required “Buy America” certifications for iron and steel materials were not properly filed in the project records
despite the materials having been incorporated into the project and payment being made to the contractor.