32.502-2 Contract finance office clearance.
The contracting officer shall obtain the approval of the contract finance office or other offices designated under agency procedures before taking any of the following actions:
(a) Providing a progress payment rate higher than the customary rate (see 32.501-1).
(b) Deviating from the progress payments terms prescribed in this part.
(c) Providing progress payments to a contractor-
(1) Whose financial condition is in doubt;
(2) Who has had an advance payment request or loan guarantee denied for financial reasons (or approved but withdrawn or lapsed) within the previous 12 months; or
(3) Who is named in the consolidated list of contractors indebted to the United States (known commonly as the "Hold-up List").