USACE PLA Survey Due April 12 For Unspecified Construction in Western States

0 April 5, 2013  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Baltimore District issued a survey requesting feedback from the construction industry about government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) on unspecified large-scale federal projects within Western states (primarily Utah, Nevada and Colorado). Projects may include new construction projects, minor repairs, rehabilitation and alterations in a secure environment.

Western States

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All responses must be submitted to USACE contact Melissa Svetich ([email protected]) no later than 3 p.m. (EST) on Friday, April 12, 2013. 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.

USACE and other federal agencies have issued similar surveys requesting information about the potential use of PLAs on 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. has taken the opportunity to respond to all PLA surveys – more than 150 during President Obama’s first term – 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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