For the purposes of this subchapter, the term:
- "Business concern" means any person engaged in a trade or business and nonprofit entities operating as contractors.
- "Contractor" means any entity that has a direct contract with a District agency, as that term is defined in paragraph (3) of this section.
- "Designated payment office" means the place named in the contract for forwarding the invoice for payment or, in certain instances, for approval.
- "District agency" means any office, department, division, board, commission, or other agency of the District government, including, unless otherwise provided, an independent agency, required by law or by the Mayor or the Council to administer any law or any rule adopted under the authority of a law. For the purposes of this definition, the term "independent agency" means any agency of government not subject to the administrative control of the Mayor and includes, but is not limited to, the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, District of Columbia Court of Appeals, Council of the District of Columbia, Board of Elections and Ethics, Armory Board, Zoning Commission, Convention Center Board of Directors, District of Columbia Board of Education, and Public Service Commission.
- "Proper invoice" means an invoice which contains or is accompanied by substantiating documentation required by regulation or contract.
- "Subcontractor" means any entity that furnishes labor, material, equipment, or services to a contractor in performance of the contractor's contract with a District agency.
Historical and Statutory
1981 Ed., § 1-1171.
Legislative History of Laws
Law 5-164, the "District of Columbia Government Quick Payment Act of 1984," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 5-120, which was referred to the Committee on Government Operations. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on December 4, 1984 and December 18, 1984, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on January 11, 1985, it was assigned Act No. 5-229 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review.
Law 9-81, the "District of Columbia Government Quick Payment Act of 1984 Amendment Act of 1992," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 9-156, which was referred to the Committee on Government Operations. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on December 3, 1991, and January 7, 1992, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on January 28, 1992, it was assigned Act No. 9-139 and transmitted to both House of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 9-81 became effective on March 20, 1992.
For legislative history of D.C. Law 11-259, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 2-213.02.
Delegation of Authority
Delegation of authority under D.C. Law 5-164, see Mayor's Order 85-119, July 18, 1985.
DC CODE § 2-221.01
Current through December 11, 2012
(Mar. 15, 1985, D.C. Law 5-164, § 2, 32 DCR 555; Mar. 20, 1992, D.C. Law 9-81, § 2(a), 39 DCR 681; Apr. 12, 1997, D.C. Law 11-259, § 307(a), 44 DCR 1423.)