Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Northwest has issued a PLA survey requesting information from the construction industry on the potential use of a government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) for a $25 million to $100 million Operational Training Facility at the Naval Air Station in Whidbey Island, Wash.
Responses to the survey must be submitted by 2 p.m. (PT) Jan. 14. to Naval Facilities Engineering Command Northwest, Non-Regional Acquisition, Attn: Andrew Hart, via email (email@example.com) or mail to 1101 Tautog Circle, Silverdale, WA 98315.
TheTruthAboutPLAs.com encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond to the request for information. Tell NAVFAC that government-mandated PLAs reduce competition, increase costs, and impede the economy and efficiency of government contracting.
In addition to responding to the PLA survey, NAVFAC is also requiring firms to submit a cover letter with the following information:
a) Name of the Firm, DUNS number, address and point of contact information.
b) Identify the size of your company (i.e. SBA certified 8(a); SBA certified HUBZone, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business, Small Business concern, and/or a large business.)
c)List any previous experience with contracts including PLA’s.
Access the survey here and follow directions closely.
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.
TheTruthAboutPLAs.com readers may recall earlier this year NAVFAC NW mandated a PLA on the construction of a $450 million to $550 million explosives handling wharf #2 (Solicitation No. N4425511R9004) at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor after Democrat members of the Washington delegation in the U.S. House and Senate receiving a significant amount of campaign contributions from Big Labor pushed NAVFAC to require a PLA.
For more information or assistance responding to the PLA survey, please contact us here.