Provision (contracting)
In United States
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 government contracting, a provision or solicitation provision is a written term or condition used in a solicitation. A provision applies only before a contract is awarded to a vendor. This distinguishes provisions from clauses
Clause (disambiguation)
Clause may refer to:* Clause, a grammatical construct;* Clause , a disjunction of literals in logic;* Frederick Clause, surgeon, painter and early explorer of Western Australia....

, which apply after contracts are awarded (and possibly before).
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