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Source Origin Requirements Were Not Met - ADS 310, Source, Origin, and Nationality of Commodities - the Foreign Assistance Act Section 604 - ADS 310.5.5

The contract documents the United States of America as the authorized geographic code for the procurement of goods and services under the award. Furthermore, ADS 310, Source, Origin, and Nationality of Commodities, requires that the goods and services financed by USAID meet the requirements of the Foreign Assistance Act (the Act) and provide benefit to the U.S. economy as well as fulfilling the needs of the foreign assistance program.

Similarly, Section 604 of the Act states that funds made available for assistance under this Act may be used in any other country, but only if the provision of such assistance requires commodities or services of a type that are not produced in and available for purchase in the United States, the recipient country, or developing countries.

As a remedy, ADS 310.5.5 states that USAID may expand the authorized geographic code only using an approved waiver.

General Recommendations

  • Request source origin waivers through the mission director or appropriate USAID agreement officer for project goods and services when needed.

SOURCE: AUDIT REPORT NO. 6-279-11-005-P February 28, 2011

The recommendations are derived from audit reports of the Office of the Inspector General. The source refers to the audit report, which is available on this site as part of the Audit Database Project: an educational tool for compliance with USAID regulations.  Please see the disclaimer of this site before using recommendations.

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