Conducting Pre-Award and Post-Delivery Audits for Rolling Stock Procurements: Best Practices Handbook for Recipients, Auditors, Manufacturers, and Suppliers

The Federal Transit Administration’s objective in implementing 49 CFR part 661–Buy America Requirements and 49 CFR part 663–PreAward and Post-Delivery Audits of Rolling Stock Purchases is to support U.S. jobs and the U.S. manufacturing industry. As part of the federal grant application for any revenue service rolling stock grant, an agency that uses federal funds (recipient) to procure vehicles “must certify to FTA that it will conduct or cause to be conducted pre-award and post-delivery audits” as prescribed by 49 CFR part 663. However, 49 CFR part 663 imposes additional requirements on recipients in terms of ensuring and documenting that the rolling stock to be purchased (pre-award audit) and the rolling stock received (post-delivery audit) comply with FTA’s Buy America requirements. This handbook will assist recipients, auditors, rolling stock manufacturers (manufacturers), and subcontractors and suppliers (suppliers) in understanding and correctly applying FTA’s pre-award and post-delivery audit requirements for rolling stock vehicle (vehicle) purchases. The overall aim is to guide handbook users through the necessary steps to meet the pre-award audit and post-delivery audit requirements as well as to bring greater uniformity to the way the industry conducts and documents pre-award and post-delivery audits of rolling stock purchases.


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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 102p

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  • Accession Number: 01642376
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Created Date: Jul 27 2017 11:04AM