The Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) has issued a survey requesting information from the construction industry about the potential use of a project labor agreement (PLA) for HVAC and ductwork repairs at the San Diego Naval Medical Center.
TheTruthAboutPLAs.com encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond to the request for information. Tell NAVFAC that government-mandated PLAs reduce competition, increase costs, and impede the economy and efficiency of government contracting.
In addition to filling out the PLA survey form, NAVFAC is also requiring small and disadvantaged business respondents to complete this sources sought notice form. However, non-small and disadvantaged businesses do not have to fill out the sources sought notice form and are permitted to only respond to the PLA survey.
Responses must be submitted to larry.romig[at]navy.mil by Oct. 15 at 5:00 p.m. (ET).
NAVFAC and other federal agencies have issued dozens of similar surveys requesting information about the potential use of PLAs on specific 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.
ABC National has taken the opportunity to respond to all PLA surveys as they are issued 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
For more information or assistance responding to the PLA survey, contact us here.