As prescribed in 32.502-3(b)(2), the contracting officer shall insert the provision at 52.232-14, Notice of Availability of Progress Payments Exclusively for Small Business Concerns, in invitations for bids if it is anticipated that—
(i) Both small business concerns and others may submit bids in response to the same invitation; and
(ii) Only the small business bidders would need progress payments.
The Progress Payments clause will be available only to small business concerns. Any bid conditioned upon inclusion of a progress payment clause in the resulting contract will be rejected as nonresponsive if the bidder is not a small business concern.
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