Subpart 232.2 - COMMERCIAL ITEM PURCHASE FINANCING
232.202-4 Security for Government financing.
(a)(2) When determining whether an offeror’s financial condition is adequate security, see 232.072-2 and 232.072-3 for guidance. It should be noted that an offeror’s financial condition may be sufficient to make the contractor responsible for award purposes, but may not be adequate security for commercial contract financing.
232.206 Solicitation provisions and contract clauses.
(f) Prompt payment for commercial purchase payments. The contracting officer shall incorporate the following standard prompt payment terms for commercial item contract financing:
(i) Commercial advance payments: The contractor entitlement date specified in the contract, or 30 days after receipt by the designated billing office of a proper request for payment, whichever is later.
(ii) Commercial interim payments: The contractor entitlement date specified in the contract, or 14 days after receipt by the designated billing office of a proper request for payment, whichever is later. The prompt payment standards for commercial delivery payments shall be the same as specified in FAR Subpart 32.9 for invoice payments for the item delivered.
(g) Installment payment financing for commercial items. Installment payment financing shall not be used for DoD contracts, unless market research has established that this form of contract financing is both appropriate and customary in the commercial marketplace. When installment payment financing is used, the contracting officer shall use the ceiling percentage of contract price that is customary in the particular marketplace (not to exceed the maximum rate established in FAR 52.232-30).