USACE PLA Survey Responses Due Feb. 7 For Delaware River Dredging Project

0 February 1, 2013  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is requesting comments from the construction community addressing a potential government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) for a large-scale federal project dredging the Delaware River main channel and placing beachfill material on Broadkill Beach in Delaware. The job will take place within New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware borders according to this USACE website.

To review and learn how to respond to the PLA survey, click here.

Responses are due via email to Sandi Fletcher, Contract Specialist, at [email protected] no later than 4:00 P.M. (EST) on Thursday, February 7, 2013.

For more information or assistance responding to the PLA survey, contact us here. 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.

USACE and other federal agencies have issued more than 150 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 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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