B-141914, MAR. 29, 1960

B-141914: Mar 29, 1960

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TO FOSTER WHEELER CORPORATION: FURTHER REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR TELEGRAM OF FEBRUARY 3. WAS THOROUGHLY CONSIDERED AND IT WAS CONCLUDED (1) THAT THE STRESS LIMITATION FOR T-1 STEEL COULD BE INCREASED FROM 37. THE INVITATION FOR BIDS WAS REVISED BY ADDENDUM NO. 5 TO REFLECT THOSE CHANGES IN THE TECHNICAL PROVISIONS. IT IS UNDERSTOOD THAT THE CHANGES MEET YOUR OBJECTIONS AND.

B-141914, MAR. 29, 1960

TO FOSTER WHEELER CORPORATION:

FURTHER REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR TELEGRAM OF FEBRUARY 3, 1960, PROTESTING CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS OF INVITATION FOR BIDS NO. ENG-23-028 60- 46 ISSUED BY THE CORPS OF ENGINEERS, KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI.

THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY REPORTS THAT YOUR PROTEST, COVERING TWO TECHNICAL ASPECTS OF PRESSURE TANK DESIGN AND FABRICATION USING T-1 STEEL, WAS THOROUGHLY CONSIDERED AND IT WAS CONCLUDED (1) THAT THE STRESS LIMITATION FOR T-1 STEEL COULD BE INCREASED FROM 37,000 PSI TO ONE-HALF THE YIELD STRENGTH OF THE METAL AND (2) THAT THE LIMITATION ON ALLOWABLE THICKNESS OF STEEL COULD BE WAIVED. THE INVITATION FOR BIDS WAS REVISED BY ADDENDUM NO. 5 TO REFLECT THOSE CHANGES IN THE TECHNICAL PROVISIONS. IT IS UNDERSTOOD THAT THE CHANGES MEET YOUR OBJECTIONS AND, THEREFORE, NO FURTHER ACTION BY THIS OFFICE APPEARS NECESSARY.