Respond to USACE PLA Surveys for Federal Projects at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina by Dec. 21

0 December 16, 2012  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Wilmington, N.C. District has issued two surveys requesting feedback from the construction industry about a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) for large-scale construction projects (exceeding $25 million) for the Battalion Operations Facility in Fort Bragg, N.C. Work will consist of constructing battalion headquarters and company operations facilities including secure administrative and operational work areas, classrooms, and conference rooms.

Access the survey and get more information on the first project by clicking here. For the second project, click here.

Both survey responses should be sent to Danielle Dinger at [email protected] by Friday, Dec. 21., 2012. encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond to this PLA survey. Tell the USACE 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.

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.

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