Code of the District of Columbia

§ 2–221.03. Interest penalty for failure to pay discounted price within specified period.

(a) If a business concern offers a District agency a discount from the amount otherwise due under a contract for property or services in exchange for payment within a specified period of time, the District agency may make payment in an amount equal to the discounted price only if payment is made within the specified period of time.

(b) Each District agency which violates subsection (a) of this section shall pay an interest penalty of at least 1.5% on any amount which remains unpaid in violation of subsection (a) of this section. The interest penalty shall accrue on the unpaid amount in accordance with the regulations issued pursuant to § 2-221.02, except that the required payment date with respect to the unpaid amount shall be the last day of the specified period of time described in subsection (a) of this section.


(Mar. 15, 1985, D.C. Law 5-164, § 4, 32 DCR 555; Oct. 8, 2016, D.C. Law 21-158, § 2(b), 63 DCR 10752.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-1173.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 2-221.04.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 2(b) of Procurement Integrity, Transparency, and Accountability Emergency Amendment Act of 2016 (D.C. Act 21-504, Oct. 13, 2016, 63 DCR 12942).