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Government Specified Nonexistent System Plans And Specifications; Changes-constructive

Wednesday, November 03, 2004 03:10 pm

 
Government Specified Nonexistent System Plans And Specifications; Changes-constructive

The Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals has ruled that when the government specified a nonexistent firestopping system, the contractor was entitled to recover the cost of designing a system acceptable to the government.

M. A. Mortenson Company held a contract for construction of a medical facility at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Alaska. The specifications called for a firestopping system at all points where beams penetrated fire-rated walls.

The firestopping system spec [...]

 
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