8B00 General Use of an SCN

As used in this section, the term SCN includes, as appropriate, an Amended Show Cause Notice (ASCN). An ASCN is used when a CO issues an SCN to the contractor and later finds additional unresolved violations, or finds that some but not all violations were cited in error. The ASCN identifies all the unresolved or current violations.371

Also, be aware that if a contractor properly asserts in response to an SCN or ASCN that the CO erroneously issued the notice, the CO must send a letter to the contractor or its representative rescinding the SCN or ASCN.372

371. See FCCM 8D04 – When to Use an Amended Show Cause Notice.

372. See FCCM 8D08 – Rescission of a Show Cause Notice.