The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Baltimore District issued a survey requesting feedback from the construction industry about a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) on a large-scale federal project constructing dormitories and a conference center for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Harpers Ferry, W. Va.
To review and respond to the survey, click here.
All responses must be submitted to USACE contact Kevin Cook (Kevin.j.Cook@usace.army.mil) by 1 p.m. EST on Wednesday, April 17, 2013.
TheTruthAboutPLAs.com encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond to this PLA survey. Tell the USACE that government-mandated PLAs reduce competition, increase costs, and impede the economy and efficiency of government contracting.
For more information or assistance responding to the PLA survey, contact us here.
USACE and other federal agencies have issued similar surveys requesting information about the potential use of PLAs on construction projects across the country as a result of regulations and federal agency policies stemming from President Obama’s pro-government-mandated PLA Executive Order 13502, which encourages federal agencies to mandate PLAs on a case-by-case basis for federal construction projects exceeding $25 million in total cost.
TheTruthAboutPLAs.com has taken the opportunity to respond to all PLA surveys – more than 150 during President Obama’s first term – and encourages the merit shop contracting community to do the same. Responding with accurate and timely information is critical and effective at creating more work for qualified merit shop contractors and their skilled employees.
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