The Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), Southwest issued a solicitation seeking comments from the construction community addressing the potential use of government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) for a large-scale construction project (exceeding $25 million) within Orange County, Calif.
The PLA is being considered for the construction of a Weapons Surveillance and Test Laboratory (WSTL) and Calibration Laboratory (CAL Lab) at Naval Weapons Station, Seal Beach, Calif. Construction plans include technical office space, a conference room, a vault, secured storage, and environmentally controlled laboratories and shops.
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Responses should be sent via email to NAVFAC contact Raymond Gloria ([email protected]) 2 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST) on Monday, April 15, 2013.
TheTruthAboutPLAs.com encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond to this PLA survey. Tell NAVFAC that government-mandated PLAs reduce competition, increase costs, and impede the economy and efficiency of government contracting.
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NAVFAC 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.
TheTruthAboutPLAs.com 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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