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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

102 STAT. 2464

PUBLIC LAW 100-496—OCT. 17, 1988

(b) The solicitation provisions and contract clauses required by subsection (a) of this section shall include (but not be limited to) the following matters: (1) Authority for a contracting officer to specify for a Contract or class of contracts a specific payment period, which— (A) in the case of payments for commercial items or services, is similar to the payment period or periods permitted in prevailing private industry contracting practices; (B) in the Case of payments for noncommercial items and services, does not exceed 30 days unless the circumstances of the procurement action is determined to require a longer period for payment and such determination is approved above the level of the contracting officer; (C) in the case of payments for items of property or services in an amount less than the amount specified as a small purchase in section 303(g)(2) of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (41 U.S.C. 253(g)(2)), does not exceed 15 days after the date of receipt of the invoice, if— (i) the contract provides for such "fast payment" terms; (ii) title to any property will vest in the Government upon delivery (including delivery to a common carrier); and (iii) the business concern offers appropriate warranties to furnish property or services conforming to the requirements of the contract or purchase order, if payment will be due prior to acceptance of the items or services; and (D) in the Case of progress payments under construction contracts, does not exceed 14 days, unless the solicitation specifies a longer period which the contracting officer has determined is required to afford the Government a practicable opportunity to adequately inspect the work and to evaluate the adequacy of the contractor's performance under the contract. (2) Requirements to make periodic payments, in the case of a property or service contract which does not prohibit periodic payments for partial deliveries or other contract performance during the contract period, upon— (A) submission of an invoice for property delivered or services performed during the contract period, if an invoice is required by the contract; and (B) either— (i) acceptance of the property or services by an employee of the contracting agency authorized to accept the property or services; or (ii) the making of a determination by such an employee, that the performance covered by the payment conforms to the terms and conditions of the contract. (3) A conclusive presumption, exclusively for the purposes of determining when an agency becomes obligated to pay a late payment interest penalty (other than under construction contracts), that the Federal Government has accepted property or services by the 7th day after the date on which, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the contract, the property is delivered or final performance of the services is completed,