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Florida Restricts Local Government Mandates on Public Construction

0 June 15, 2017  Featured

On June 14, Gov. Rick Scott (R-Florida) signed HB 599 into law, which encourages open competition on contracts for construction services provided to local governments and funded by Florida taxpayers. The law prohibits local governments from imposing certain restrictive and discriminatory pre-bid mandates on local construction projects when a project is receiving 50 percent or […]

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Project Labor Agreements Raise Costs on Ohio Schools 13 Percent, Study Finds

0 May 25, 2017  Featured, Open Competition Works, School Construction, State & Local Construction

A study by the Beacon Hill Institute has shown that when mandated by the government on taxpayer-funded construction projects, project labor agreements (PLAs) increase the costs of construction 13.12 percent. The study examined 88 schools across Ohio that were built since 2000 and found government-mandated PLAs cost $23.12 per square foot more (13.12 percent) than projects built […]

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USACE Alaska District Project Labor Agreement Survey Due May 19

0 April 26, 2017  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Alaska District has issued a survey soliciting comments from the construction industry about the potential use of a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) on a design-build contract to extend steam/water to the South Loop related to the F-35A aircraft at Eielson Air Force Base near Fairbanks, Alaska. TheTruthAboutPLAs.com […]

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USACE Baltimore District Project Labor Agreement Survey Due March 30

0 March 28, 2017  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has issued a survey soliciting comments from the construction industry about the potential use of a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) on a $112 million single award task order contract for construction for the intelligence community within the state of Colorado, and possibly across the continental United States […]

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USACE Baltimore District Project Labor Agreement Survey Due 4.6.17

0 March 27, 2017  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has issued a survey soliciting comments from the construction industry about the potential use of a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) on a federal contract for large-scale construction projects within the Baltimore-Washington corridor. TheTruthAboutPLAs.com encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond to this PLA survey. Tell USACE […]

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USACE Albuquerque District Project Labor Agreement Survey Due 3.27.17

0 March 22, 2017  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has issued a survey soliciting comments from the construction industry about the potential use of a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) on construction for the Design-Bid-Build NNSA Albuquerque Complex in Bernalillo County, New Mexico. TheTruthAboutPLAs.com encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond to this PLA survey. Tell […]

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USACE Omaha District Project Labor Agreement Survey Due 4.7.17

0 March 20, 2017  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has issued a survey soliciting comments from the construction industry about the potential use of a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) on a federal contract for large scale construction projects at Buckley Air Force Base in Denver, CO. TheTruthAboutPLAs.com encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond to […]

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USACE Fort Worth District Project Labor Agreement Due March 17

0 March 10, 2017  Uncategorized

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has issued a survey soliciting comments from the construction industry about the potential use of a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) on construction to expand the Western Currency Facility Production and Access in Fort Worth, Texas. TheTruthAboutPLAs.com encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond to this PLA survey. […]

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USACE Baltimore District Project Labor Agreement Survey Due March 8

0 February 28, 2017  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has issued a survey soliciting comments from the construction industry about the potential use of a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) on a federal contract for the continued construction on the lateral expansion of Poplar Island in the Chesapeake Bay. TheTruthAboutPLAs.com encourages the merit shop contracting community to […]

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USACE New Orleans District Project Labor Agreement Survey Due 2.21.17

0 February 17, 2017  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has issued a survey soliciting comments from the construction industry about the potential use of a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) on a federal contract for the construction of new fronting protection for the Pointe Celeste Pump Station in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. TheTruthAboutPLAs.com encourages the merit shop contracting […]

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