Contract Award for the Fluid Flow Restrictor Spare Part
INSPECTOR GENERAL DEPT OF DEFENSE ARLINGTON VA
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This audit was performed in response to a request from Senator Joseph I. Lieberman, on behalf of Birken Manufacturing Company Birken. Birken alleged that the Defense Supply Center, Columbus, improperly awarded a contract for fluid flow restrictors to General Electric at a price significantly higher than the one proposed by Birken. The contract for 48 fluid flow restrictors was awarded at a unit price of 984.04 compared to Birkens quote of 221.40. Birken alleged its quote was improperly rejected because it included use of a substitute material. The drawing for the fluid flow restrictor specifies that Inconel or AMS 5524 be used to manufacture the part. Birken claimed that use of the substitute material was accepted on previous contracts and that there had never been a problem with the material.
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