USACE Issues PLA Survey Due Jan. 22 for River Project in North Dakota and Minnesota
The USACE St. Paul District has issued a questionnaire requesting feedback from the construction industry about a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) for upcoming work on the Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Area Flood Risk Management Project.
TheTruthAboutPLAs.com 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.
Responses can be sent to Patricia Simon at firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than Jan. 22, with “PLA Comments” as the subject line. Click here for more information.
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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.
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