Each department of every governmental agency has an expenditure budget dedicated to office supplies/items/furniture. The EPA’s Region 9 spends around $50,000 per year on office items. That’s approximately $500,000 for just the EPA on office supplies. During our summer internship, we sighted one way that federal dollars could be used more efficiently, support American companies, and spur the green economy: by leveraging... more »
I already try to buy USA products even though they cost more. In the long run, helping keep Americans working and off welfare or unemployment or food stamps saves me money. If such a site already exists, then it should be getting much more publicity. It would certainly give small or local businesses a big boost which could only help the economy.
Compliance with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) regarding the Buy American Act for the procurement of supplies is challenging given the plethora of trade agreements enacted by Congress over the years. Suggest a website or link where a buyer/purchasing agent could enter the name of the country (place of manufacture) of the product to be procured. The... more »