The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Honolulu District is soliciting comments from the construction community about the potential use of a government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) on a federal construction contract to build Phase 2 of the USARPAC Command and Control Facility at Fort Shafter in Oahu, Hawaii.
TheTruthAboutPLAs.com encourages the merit shop contracting community to tell the USACE that government-mandated PLAs reduce competition, increase costs, and impede the economy and efficiency of government contracting.
Please provide your response to USACE Contract Specialist Tristin Matsuki (firstname.lastname@example.org) COB on Monday, December 2, 2013.
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.
TheTruthAboutPLAs.com 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.