Second Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, USACE Project Labor Agreement Survey Due May 9

0 May 3, 2013  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Baltimore District has issued a second survey requesting feedback from the construction industry about a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) on a large-scale federal project constructing dormitories and a conference center for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Harpers Ferry, W. Va.


The USACE has confirmed this additional PLA survey was not issued by mistake. According to a USACE spokesperson, the USACE is “not processing the first survey” responses and are asking new survey questions.

To review and respond to this new PLA survey, click here.

All responses must be submitted to USACE contact Kevin Cook ([email protected]) by 1 p.m. EST on Friday, May 9, 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 175 to date – 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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