Advance payment requests must beprocessed as follows:
(1) The responsible contracting officer must compile the advancepayment request package in accordance with FAR 32.4 and DFARS 232.4and submit it to the SCO for coordination. The SCO must submit therequest through SAF/AQCworkflow. SAF/AQC forwards the package to SAF/FMPAfor review and approval. AFRCO and SpRCO will submit the requestdirectly to the DAS(C)/ADAS(C), as appropriate.
(2) SAF/FMPA will evaluate the request to determine if advancepayments are justified. Assistance may be solicited from othersources such as contracting officers, auditors, disbursing officers,and, if necessary, field visits to the contractor or institution. For nonprofit educational or research institutions, SAF/FMPA willdetermine if approved advance payments will be disbursed from anadvance payment pool in accordance with DFARS 232.470. Whenapproved, SAF/FMPA will forward the findings, determinations, andauthorization for advance payments and/or the advance payment poolagreement to the responsible contracting officer. The contractingofficer must ensure all applicable advance payment clauses areincorporated into each contract. The clause at DFARS 252.232-7000,Advance Payment Pool, must be incorporated into each contract that iscovered by the agreement.
(3) The Air Force accounting and finance office is responsible forthe disbursing functions of the advance payment pool agreement.