Dr. Lewis B. Udis, the president of Alan Scott Industries, requested a review of a dispute concerning two unsolicited value engineering change proposals (VECPs) that he had submitted to the Defense Personnel Support Center (DPSC). Both VECPs were directed to specifications of DPSC for the purchase of dental and surgical instruments. Dr. Udis applied for value engineering participation in savings that he claimed would result from VECPs concerning: (1) the lot sample size for heat treat and hardness testing, and (2) the use of copper sulfate and boil tests for corrosion resistance. DPSC refused to permit an award to Dr. Udis on the ground that the savings he claimed were based on conjecture and not on fact.
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