15 U.S. Code § 2508 - Encouragement and protection of small business
Encouragement and protection of small business
(a) Opportunity to participate
(b) Reservation of funds
(c) Contract terms and conditions; planning grantsThe Secretary of Energy shall, in addition to the requirements set forth in subsections (a) and (b)—
include in all contracts for research, development, or demonstration of electric or hybrid vehicles such terms, conditions, and payment schedules as may assist in meeting the needs of small business concerns, and shall take steps to avoid the inclusion in such contracts of any terms, conditions, or penalties which would tend to prevent such concerns from participating in the program under this chapter; and
make planning grants available to qualified small business concerns which require assistance in developing, submitting, and entering into such contracts.
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