Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southwest has issued a survey requesting information from the construction industry on the potential use of a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) on the Firm-Fixed Price (FFP) Design / Build Contract for the Design and Construction of a multi-story, 234 module Bachelor Enlisted Quarters (BEQ) federal building at Naval Base Coronado near San Diego, Calif.
Please submit a completed PLA inquiry form via mail or e-mail no later than 2:00 p.m. PT, Wednesday, October 31, 2012 to:
Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest
Coastal IPT, Code RUA00.SM
2730 McKean St., Building 291
Naval Base San Diego
San Diego, CA 92136
E-mail Shane Mahelona here.
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.
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.