American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)
On February 13th, 2009, U.S. congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 which was signed by President Obama 4 days later on February 17th. The act is a direct response to the economic crisis intended to:
- Create new jobs and retain existing jobs
- Stimulate economic activity and invest in long term economic growth
- Cultivate higher levels of accountability and transparency in Government spending
The ARRA Stimulus Package has appropriated funds exceeding $700 billion committed towards providing tax cuts and benefits for working families and business, increasing funds to improve Education, Healthcare, and Entitlement Programs such as extending Unemployment benefits. In addition, ARRA funds will be used to improve infrastructure of government buildings, roads, highways and bridges.
ARRA funded projects are typically identified through the Government procurement process with a designation in the project title and/or contract as RECOVERY. ARRA projects must follow procurement regulations prepared by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget and the FAR document. Like the Buy American Act, ARRA projects are subject to waivers based on cost, availability, public interest and U.S. obligations under the Trade Agreements Act.
For construction materials and supplies, the "Buy American Clause* " of the ARRA Stimulus Package defines product origin as manufactured in the United States, regardless of the origin of the components. Therefore, under current ARRA regulations, Bradley products manufactured in the United States Comply with the "Buy American Clause".
These products have gone through rigorous analysis to ensure compliance, and additional products will continue to be added to this site as they become available.
To receive confirmation of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act compliance by specific Bradley product numbers or configurations, please contact Bradley's Customer Service Team.
*As interpreted in 2 CFR §§176.70 and 176.140 by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget ("Interim Final Guidance for Federal Financial Assistance") and the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR 25.001, 52.225-21, 52.225-23).