The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Construction & Facilities Management issued a six question survey requesting feedback from the construction industry about a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) for the large-scale construction of Clinic and Tenant Buildings at the Jefferson Barracks Division VA Medical Center in St. Louis.
TheTruthAboutPLAs.com encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond to this PLA survey. Tell the VA that government-mandated PLAs reduce competition, increase costs, and impede the economy and efficiency of government contracting.
Survey responses must be submitted by COB Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, to Noella Bond via email at [email protected].
To access the survey, click here.
For more information or assistance responding to the PLA survey, contact us here.
The VA 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.
TheTruthAboutPLAs.com 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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