Due Jan. 14: Responses to USACE PLA Survey for Large-Scale Baltimore-Washington Area Projects
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Baltimore District has issued a survey requesting feedback from the construction industry about a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) for unspecified large-scale construction and renovation projects within the Baltimore-Washington, D.C., corridor.
TheTruthAboutPLAs.com encourages the merit shop contracting community to tell the USACE that government-mandated PLAs reduce competition, increase costs, and impede the economy and efficiency of government contracting.
TheTruthAboutPLAs.com documented how government-mandated PLAs in the Washington, D.C., and Baltimore metro construction markets 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.
Survey responses must be submitted by 3:00 PM ET on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, to Jennifer Chrissis at Jennifer.Chrissis@usace.army.mil.
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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.
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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