NAVFAC Issues PLA Survey for Project at Naval Support Activity in Bethesda

0 December 5, 2012  Federal Construction

Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) issued a survey requesting information from the construction industry about a potential government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) for an Electrical Capacity and Cooling Towers project at Naval Support Activity, Bethesda, Md. 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. has documented many times how government-mandated PLAs in the greater District of Columbia construction market have a public record of poor performance. Learn more about the PLA-related problems on local federal projects like the U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) Lafayette building and GSA HQ building at 1800 F Street as well as local projects like the  Wilson Bridge, the DC Convention Center and the Nationals Baseball Stadium here. Maryland’s grim track record with government-mandated PLAs is documented here.

For more information or assistance responding to the PLA survey, contact us here.

Responses should be submitted via email to Nola Campbell and to Donald White by 2 p.m. (EST) on Dec. 11.

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

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