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RG 156 - Office of Chief of Ordnance, Awards Board Files - Birmingham Ordnance District


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Awards Board Files, 1944-1946National Archives Identifier 7130373
This series consists of formerly classified files for monthly meetings of the contract awards board for the Birmingham Ordnance District. Each monthly file consists of similar information: contractor evaluations, contract pricing information, product specifications and descriptions, and meeting notes.

        Box M1, March 1942- May 1943

        Inspections of potential companies

         

        Contracts with private companies to manufacture war items

         

        Production order forms

         

        Interdistrict communications in order to solve common problems (24 Feb 1943)

         

        Bid lists and ratings of Ammunition Branches

         

        Box M2, June 1943- October 1943

        War Department memorandums about specifications, what to produce, and time frame of production

         

        Box M3, November 1943- April 1944

        Records of telephone conversations between government and contracted companies

         

        Contracts of business agreements, amendments and changes to these contracts

         

        Contract cancellations

         

        Specifications for production of certain items

         

        Box M4, May 1944- November 1944

        Redetermination of contracts

         

        7 photographs explaining the process of installing steel supports on 15 passenger coaches, Sept 1944

         

        Instructions for preparing equipment for long-term storage

         

        Box M5, December 1944- March 1945

        Redetermination of contracts

         

        Reports of government owned equipment

        ▪ Conditions, what is owned by the government, and what will be bought back by the Birmingham Ordnance District by June 1945

        ▪  Machine records

         

        Inner district price comparisons for renegotiations

         

        Preparation for extended period storage/salvage/disposal

         

        Box M6, April 1945- May 1945

        Preparation for extended period storage/salvage/disposal of government equipment; government pays for a portion of this cost

         

        Redetermination of contracts

         

        Continuation of contracts

         

        Pre-Termination agreements and requirements    

                     

        Production summaries

         

        Settlement proposals

         

        Floor plans of contractors plant

         

        Box M7, June 1945- July 10, 1945

        Preparation for extended period storage/salvage/disposal of government equipment

        ▪ Detailed procedures of preparation for storage on every government owned item

         

        Shipping orders for government equipment bought back by Birmingham Ordnance District

         

        Redetermination of contracts

         

        Box M8, July 11, 1945- September 15, 1945

        List of the companies whose work will carry them into 1946

         

        Preparation for extended period storage/salvage/disposal of

        ▪ Detailed procedures of preparation for storage on every government owned item

         

        Redetermination of contracts

         

        No further regularly scheduled Award Board Meetings (28 Aug 1945)

         

        Box M9, September 16, 1945- January 1946

        Termination schedule negotiations

         

        Preparation for extended period storage/salvage/disposal of government equipment

        ▪ Detailed procedures of preparation for storage on every government owned item

         

        Redetermination of contracts

         

        Contract terminations         

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