Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) has issued a second survey requesting information from the construction industry about the potential use of a project labor agreement (PLA) for HVAC and ductwork repairs toPhase 2 and 3 of building 1H at the San Diego Naval Medical Center in Calif.NAVFAC originally issued a PLA survey as part of a sources sought notice due Oct. 15. However, they did not receive any responses to the PLA survey as part of the sources sought notice so they have reissued the PLA survey independent of a sources sought notice.
TheTruthAboutPLAs.com encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond. Tell NAVFAC 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.
Responses must be submitted by Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 3:00 p.m. PT via email to Gene Romig or mail to Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest, Coastal IPT, Attn: Gene Romig / Code RUA00.LR, 2730 McKean St., Building 291, Naval Base San Diego, San Diego, CA 92136.
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