MP 5349.501-70 Special Termination Costs
(a) Contracting officers must refer to Volume 2A, Chapter 1, Section 010214, paragraph C.2.a of DoD 7000.14-R, DoD Financial Management Regulation , for Congressional notification and additional approval requirements for Special Termination Cost Clauses (STCC). Because STCCs require special notification to Congress and entail a long approval process over which the Air Force has little control, the contracting officer should allow SAF/AQC sufficient time to process requests to use DFARS 252.249-7000, Special Termination Costs (i.e., not less than 90 days prior to contract award). The request must include the following:
(i) A detailed breakdown of applicable cost categories in the clause at DFARS 252.249-7000 , (a)(1) through (5), which includes the reasons for the anticipated incurrence of the costs in each category;
(ii) Information on the financial and program need for the clause including an assessment of the contractor's financial position and the impact of a failure to receive authority to use the clause; and
(iii) Clear evidence that only costs that arise directly from a termination would be compensated under the clause. Costs that would be incurred by the Government, regardless of whether a termination occurs, must not be covered by a STCC.