The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Philadelphia District is requesting comments from the construction community addressing a potential government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) for a large-scale federal project dredging the Philadelphia Harbor, Tinicum Ranges and Delaware River Channel in the vicinity of the Beckett Street Terminal in Camden, New Jersey.
The entire $300 million Delaware River dredging project will take place within New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware borders according to this USACE website. It is expected to be completed by 2017, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer (“Delaware River dredging about 60 percent complete,” 6/21/13).
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Responses are due via email to Sandi Fletcher, Contract Specialist, at Sandra.G.Fletcher@usace.army.mil no later than 4:00 P.M. (EST) on Tuesday, July 16, 2013.
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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.
USACE and other federal agencies have issued more than 175 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.
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