Revised: 2 May 2022
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(a)(5) Report known adverse developments affecting a contractor or subcontractor to the contract administration office, other interested Government parties, and the SCO. If there is an adverse development affecting a contractor receiving a bank loan guaranteed by the Air Force, progress payments, or advance payments, the contracting office must report the adverse development, its expected impact upon continued satisfactory performance under the contract, remedial actions taken to date (if any), and any recommendations for further action through the SCO to SAF/AQC.
(c)(2) The contracting officer must submit any unusual financing requests by a contractor to the SCO contracting staff for consultation. If the SCO determines unusual financing is required, the SCO must submit a memorandum outlining the pertinent facts together with a recommendation on the action to be taken through SAF/AQC to SAF/FMF no later than 30 days before the needed effective date of the proposed financing arrangement.
(b) Authorization. For commercial item purchase financing authorized by FAR 32.202-1(b) that does not require OUSD(A&S)/DPC approval of an individual or class deviation from FAR Part 32 requirements, the contracting officer shall submit all commercial interim payment requests and commercial advance payment requests through the SCO to local FM for review and approval. Prior to submitting to the local FM for approval, the SCO must determine the package is adequate, complete, and justified. The request must include the following: a determination that the applicable circumstances outlined in FAR 32.202-1(b) have been met to include the contracting officer’s determination in accordance with FAR 32.202-1(b)(3) and preliminary payment office concurrence with liquidation provisions per 32.202-1(b)(8) when required by FAR 32.206(e), legal review, J&A (if applicable), background paper such as a Milestone Payment Plan that outlines the reason(s) for the request, and the proposed payment schedule. Submit a copy of the approved package to SAF/AQC.
(d) Unusual contract financing. See MP5301.601(a)(i).
(e)(2) The contracting officer must submit each advance payment request through the SCO to SAF/AQC for submission to SAF/FMF for review and approval. See MP5332.470 for processing advance payment requests.
(a)(3) The contracting officer must submit contractor requests for unusual progress payments through the SCO to SAF/AQC with a recommendation to approve or disapprove the request. SAF/AQC will forward all requests for unusual progress payments, whether recommended for approval or disapproval, to SAF/FMF with all pertinent data supporting the recommended action for approval and submission to OUSD(A&S)/DPC.
(a) When the estimated contract costs increase such that the estimate of the unusual progress payments increase $20 million or more over the approved unusual progress payment estimate, the contracting officer must notify SAF/FMF through their SCO, with a courtesy copy to SAF/AQC.
(b) Payment information for the demand for payment letter can be found at:
(a) When a request for deferment of a contract debt is received from a contractor, the contracting officer must forward the request for deferment to the SCO. The SCO must submit, on a priority basis, an evaluation of the contractor’s request with the necessary reporting information and recommendation through SAF/AQC to SAF/FMF.
(1)(i)(C)(ii) See MP5301.601(a)(i).
(b) See MP5301.601-90.