USACE PLA Survey for New Mexico’s Kirtland Air Force Base Construction Due Aug. 30

0 August 26, 2013  Federal Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Albuquerque District is soliciting comments from the construction industry about the potential use of a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) on a Nuclear Systems Wing and Sustainment Center Phase 2 at Kirtland Air Force Base, Bernalillo County, N.M. (Solicitation Number W912PP-14-R-003).

Kirtland AFB, 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.

Comments should be submitted to Kathleen Mayer, [email protected], by 2PM MST on Friday, Aug. 30. For more information on the project and PLA survey, click here.

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

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. has taken the opportunity to respond to all PLA surveys as they are issued 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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