Veterans Affairs PLA Survey for Mississippi Project Due July 1

0 June 26, 2013  Federal Construction

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Construction and Facilities Management (CFM) is requesting comments on the possible requirement of a project labor agreement (PLA) for the renovation of two buildings at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Biloxi, Miss.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

To review and respond to the survey, click here. encourages the merit shop contracting community to respond to this PLA survey. Tell the VA that government-mandated PLAs reduce competition, increase costs, and impede the economy and efficiency of government contracting.

Comments must be submitted to VA contact Lara Lutz by COB Monday, July 1, 2013.

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

The VA 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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