The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has issued a survey requesting information from the construction industry about the potential use of a project labor agreement (PLA) for a $60 million to $80 million project at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.
TheTruthAboutPLAs.com encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond to the request for information. Tell the USACE that government-mandated PLAs reduce competition, increase costs, and impede the economy and efficiency of government contracting.
Survey responses are due via e-mail to Debora Gray, USACE Contract Specialist no later than 2:00 PM ET on Thursday, October 18, 2012.
Here is a link to the PLA survey.
USACE 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.