The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Norfolk District has issued a survey about the potential use of a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) for phase II of a three phase project that requires the construction of one 300PN 5-story barracks addition to an existing 300PN 5-story barracks/COF Facility in Fort Lee, Va.
Responses are due on Wednesday, Feb. 6 by 11 a.m. (ET) and may be emailed to Jennifer Majdeski at Jennifer.email@example.com.
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.
For more information or assistance responding to the PLA survey, contact us here.
Firms may notice the PLA survey was not advertised on FBO.gov like other PLA surveys. It was sent directly to MATOC participants. We recommend firms interested in this project, especially specialty subcontractors with relationships with the prime MATOC contractors chasing this contract, respond to the USACE.
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 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.
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