7A01 Liability Phase

During the investigative phase of the compliance evaluation and complaint investigation, the CO completes the appropriate report, such as the SCER Parts B and C, for a supply and service compliance evaluation. Once the CO completes the investigation and has analyzed all the information gathered, the CO determines, in consultation with his or her supervisor, whether there are findings of discrimination. This phase is sometimes referred to as the liability phase. The CO records liability findings in the appropriate SCER for compliance evaluations or, for complaint investigations, the Investigative Report. The findings are then communicated to the contractor as described in FCCM Chapter 8.